London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
Companies’ show of Force
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
DCLG’s Royal appointment
The country is currently in the chaotic grip of General Election and Brexit fever. But there is one event that would surely blow these out of the water - the death of the Queen.
Carlton steps in after retirement
Stuart Carlton has been appointed director of children’s services for North Yorkshire CC following Pete Dwyer’s retirement this summer after four years in the role.
Growing our own talent
Local government is in a period of unprecedented change. New PPMA president Caroline Nugent outlines her priorities for the rocky year ahead to Sam Clayden.
‘Delay rollout of 100% rates retention by at least a year’
The rollout of 100% business rates retention should be pushed back by at least a year, the chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee has urged.
A springboard to the next leadership level
It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.
Warning over ‘proxy vote’ as elections clash
The local elections could be turned into a ‘proxy vote on party politics and Brexit’ by the General Election weeks later, a think-tank boss has warned.
‘Give NI councils powers to do their jobs’
Northern Irish councils should be given the ‘power and the resources to do the job’ while Stormont’s political parties continue to row, a key figure in the province has argued.
Judge to investigate Bury chief’s suspension
Bury MBC has appointed a deputy High Court judge to investigate the circumstances behind the suspension of its chief executive.
UC becoming a ‘scandalous waste’ claims SOLACE chief
The implementation of Universal Credit (UC) is ‘nothing short of a scandal,’ the president of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives has argued.
EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles
Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.
Universal local services 'hardest hit' by cuts
Local government will soon spend just half of what central government pays out for public services, new research has revealed.
Rural England Budget blow
Rural residents are paying an average of £87 more per head in council tax than their urban counterparts, new figures have suggested.
Councils can learn from firms
Councils need to learn from the private sector if they want to develop commercialisation initiatives, according to a local authority chief executive with knowledge of the field.
Sector must be honest about financial issues
Local government must stop being so defensive of poor performance and face up to variations across the country, a county chief executive has demanded.
General Election halts Christchurch’s referendum on shake-up
Plans to hold a referendum on local government reorganisation in Christchurch will be delayed following the announcement of a snap General Election.
Don’t let the election derail public sector reforms
As another General Election looms, Heather Jameson says there are a host of domestic policy challenges which lead directly to local government’s door.
Joint Whitehall approach ‘key to making Industrial Strategy work’
The Industrial Strategy will need co-ordination across Whitehall departments and between central and local government to make it work, sector experts have warned.
CIPFA warning as General Election called
MPs should not use the snap General Election to make ‘undeliverable promises’ about the future funding of public services, experts have warned.