1% pay deal ‘disappointing’
ALACE chiefs joined by senior sector figures in frustation at focus on supposedly high pay for chief executives
Fitzgerald loses court battle to review arrest
Liverpool City Council’s chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald, has lost a legal attempt to judicial review his arrest.
Chief sought answers from building society over fraud
Dundee City Council’s chief executive sought assurances over anti-money laundering practices from a major building society following a £1.1m fraud by a former staff member, it has emerged.
White Van Man on ... pay
I can never work out where councils find the dosh to hand out these enormous bungs to their head honchos just to get them off the premises and why on earth they don’t just show them the door.
Northamptonshire appoints interim chief executive
Northamptonshire CC has appointed an interim chief executive to steer the council as it undergoes a period of historic transformation.
Sector to tackle peer challenge take-up
The number of councils that have not had a corporate peer challenge (CPC) since 2012 will be reduced by half in 2018/19, the sector’s Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) has agreed.
Cheshire East: Investigation committee chair steps down
The chair of the committee that suspended three top officers at Cheshire East Council last year has been asked to step down.
ADASS: DToC focus has consequences
The focus on delayed transfers of care compromises a strategic approach, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) official has warned.
Building safety lead at MHCLG to join Defra
Tamara Finkelstein is to join the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to lead its delivery group on exiting the EU.
Gedling's chief executive joins Newark and Sherwood
John Robinson has been named as the new chief executive of Newark and Sherwood DC.
Top team support demand rising
Demand for top team support has been increasing and is expected to rise further after next month’s local government elections, The MJ has learned.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
Parish pressure over council tax support
Billing authorities are facing increased Government pressure to hand parish councils cash to fund local council tax support schemes.
PFM launches finance software in UK
Financial adviser PFM has announced the launch of its modelling and budgeting software, Whitebirch, in the UK.
Glasgow in push for first drugs facility
Glasgow City Council boss Annemarie O’Donnell will invite home secretary Amber Rudd to learn more about proposals for the country’s first safer drug consumption facility.
Fitzgerald poised to leave Liverpool
Former Bradford City Council chief executive, Tony Reeves, has signed a three-month deal to provide further consultancy services to Liverpool City Council amid speculation that the Merseyside authority could part company with suspended boss Ged Fitzgerald.
Council to consider whether to axe chief executive role
Derbyshire Dales DC will next week consider whether to axe the role of chief executive or share the position with another organisation.
New guide to improve member-officer relations
Cheshire East Council has responded to concerns about member-officer relations by producing a new guide outlining the roles and responsibilities of both groups.
Dawn Baxendale: aiming for the pinnacle of success
As she takes over as the new chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Dawn Baxendale talks to Heather Jameson about her challenges at Southampton City Council and her ambitious plans for the opportunities Birmingham can offer to its communities.
Northants crisis could halt Oxfordshire reorganisation
Plans to reorganise local government in Oxfordshire may be stymied by communities secretary Sajid Javid’s intervention in neighbouring Northamptonshire, senior sources have claimed.