Nottingham plans £100m asset sale
The council has identified £100m of assets for sale as part of a plan to bring its finances under control.
Council defies government by closing nurseries
A council has closed all of its nurseries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 despite the Government insisting they are ‘safe’.
Hackney insources cleaning services
More than 100 cleaning staff have been brought in-house by Hackney LBC as part of a wider drive to bring services under direct control.
New Year Honours awarded to local government workers
Figures across local government have been recognised for their response to the pandemic in the 2021 New Year Honours list.
Spending Review: Public sector pay increase for low earners
Public sector worker wage increases will be limited to the lowest paid, the chancellor has announced this afternoon.
Derbyshire to appoint managing executive director for a year
Since 2017, three executive directors have effectively shared the role of chief executive at Derbyshire in a ‘collective leadership’ model.
Exit pay cap legal proceedings begin
Council workers face an anxious wait as legal proceedings have been formally launched against the Government over its exit pay cap.
Care staff concerns as demand set to peak
Concerns have been voiced about staffing levels in children’s services as the COVID-19 second wave takes its toll.
District council workers agree to strike next month
Up to 1,000 workers at Newry, Mourne and Down DC are to strike following a row about pay and conditions.
Pension funds' plea for employer help
An appeal has been made to local government employers to help pensions staff facing an administrative mountain.
Care home occupancy down over Grim Reaper fears
People are reluctant to put their relatives into care homes because they think the ‘Grim Reaper is waiting at the gate,’ a senior councillor has warned.
York appoints first chief operating officer
Ian Floyd has been announced as the new chief operating officer at York City Council.
Government doubles down on exit pay cap
The Government has entrenched its position on its exit pay cap, raising the likelihood of a confrontation in the courts.
Unions pile on pressure over exit pay cap
More organisations are preparing legal action to challenge the Government's cap on public sector exit pay.
Grenfell council bullying claims denied
Allegations of a ‘culture of bullying’ within the building control department responsible for overseeing Grenfell Tower have been denied.
Local government recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Council leaders and staff have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to local government.
Staffing presented ‘real and present risk’ to council
Cotswold DC is bolstering its senior officer team following criticism in a corporate peer challenge.
Council workers warned of ‘assault on pensions’
Legislation making its way through Parliament could have dire consequences for the pensions of local government employees across the board, a union has warned.
Barrow urged to ‘maintain momentum’
New ways of working and increased staff capacity will be required to tackle the challenges faced by Barrow BC, a corporate peer challenge has concluded.
Chief executive to retire after 43 years
The chief executive of Durham Council, Terry Collins, has announced his retirement following a 43-year career in local government.