Thanet facing £700k legal bill
Cash-strapped Thanet DC is facing legal costs of more than £700,000 as it grapples with disciplinary and grievance procedures.
Auditors probe 'negative culture' at Nottingham
An investigation has uncovered a ‘lack of compliance with rules’ at Nottingham City Council.
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Unions reject 'insulting' council pay offer
Two trade unions have rejected the 1.5% pay offer from the national local government employers.
Council cuts top jobs to close funding gap
Two of Wyre Forest DC’s most senior officers are facing redundancy following a cost-cutting management review.
Birmingham lays out its latest plans for building a fairer city
Birmingham City Council is poised to present an update to its Cabinet on the city’s plans to make tackling inequalities everyone’s battle and everyone’s business, says Cllr John Cotton.
South Holland to find strategic partner within the month
The council is looking to form a partnership with another authority within Lincolnshire, having separated from Breckland DC this week.
Unions reject councils’ pay offer
Scottish members of two trade unions have voted to reject a pay offer from councils, raising the prospect of strike action.
Unison urges members to vote for strike
Scotland’s biggest public service trade union has advised council workers to vote for industrial action in a ballot over pay.
Councillors call extraordinary meeting over director secondment
Councillors in Stockport said they had been ‘treated with contempt’ after a joint director with Tameside MBC was appointed without their knowledge.
Liverpool director dismissed
The director of regeneration at Liverpool City Council, Nick Kavanagh, has been dismissed ‘with immediate effect’.
Future Forum North: Councils should ‘box clever’
Local government was urged at The MJ’s Future Forum North to capitalise on the plaudits the sector has accrued for its work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Council officer 'misled' over Grenfell insulation
A building control officer has told the Grenfell Inquiry he was ‘misled’ into certifying insulation later used on the tower as suitable for high-rise blocks.
North Northamptonshire to ‘do the boring well’
Coronavirus has tempered expectations as North Northamptonshire Council prepares for launch.
Women on the frontline are 'exhausted' survey warns
Women working in local government have warned the emotional, physical and financial impact of the pandemic is taking its toll, a new survey has revealed.
Answers sought over action against council chief
Councillors in Northumberland have demanded to see a report detailing why disciplinary action against its chief executive was taken and subsequently dropped.
Unions call for 10% pay rise for council staff
Three local government unions have called for a wage increase of at least 10% for all council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Exit pay cap revoked
The Government has dropped its controversial cap on public sector exit payments after admitting it had ‘unintended consequences’.
Election funds 'not enough'
Government funding for running elections under pandemic restrictions does not go far enough, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Split emerges as exit pay cap case approaches
Divisions have emerged between the Local Government Association (LGA) and groups challenging the exit pay cap.