• Davis has Pickles for lunch

    23 February 2018

    Former communities secretary Eric Pickles was rather fond of a free lunch.

  • Gwynne calls for commissioners to take over Northamptonshire CC

    23 February 2018

    Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has urged his political rival Sajid Javid to send commissioners into crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC.

  • Chief's arrival lifts Melton morale

    19 February 2018

    The arrival of a new chief executive at Melton BC has ‘lifted staff spirits and morale,’ a group of Local Government Association peers has found.

  • LGA urged to act on LOBO loans

    15 February 2018

    Campaigners have called for Smith Square to investigate and pursue the brokers, banks and advisers ‘complicit in the misselling’ controversial Lender Option Borrower Option (LOBO) loans.

  • Council vows to improve 'volatile' relations

    13 February 2018

    Maldon DC has vowed to improve ‘volatile’ relations between members and senior officers after a second peer challenge review identified concerns.

  • Not in it together

    12 February 2018

    As the now reclusive Old Etonian ex-prime minister and inadvertent Brexit trigger, David Cameron, once said ‘we’re all in it together’.

  • Council to develop £5m property investment portfolio

    12 February 2018

    Cheshire East Council will develop a £5m property investment portfolio to give it an additional income stream that will help achieve a balanced budget.

  • Tory MP in call for Northamptonshire governance changes

    06 February 2018

    A Northamptonshire MP has called for the immediate abolition of the county council’s cabinet and its replacement with a committee-led system of governance.

  • Gwynne moves to soothe Labour tensions

    06 February 2018

    Shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne has moved soothe Labour tensions in the wake of Haringey LBC leader Claire Kober’s decision to quit.

  • Reserves warning for Dudley

    01 February 2018

    Auditors have warned that Dudley MBC will use up its general fund by 2020/21 unless it manages to save millions of pounds.

  • Anderson interviewed under police caution

    01 February 2018

    Liverpool’s mayor has revealed he was voluntarily interviewed under police caution as part of a probe into alleged financial irregularities in the tendering of contracts.

  • Croydon to act on missing children

    29 January 2018

    Police officers will be placed inside Croydon LBC as part of an initiative designed to tackle the ‘significant number’ of children going missing from care.

  • Sandwell leader hits back at Tory party vice-chair

    26 January 2018

    Sandwell MBC needs to be ‘seen to move on’ from a series of recent standards issues, Local Government Association (LGA) peers have said.

  • Councillors to kick-start joint plans with London mayor

    26 January 2018

    More than 100 council leaders and councillors from the south-east and east of England will today meet London mayor Sadiq Khan to kick-start joint plans.

  • Mayor defends £11 tax precept

    25 January 2018

    West Midlands mayor Andy Street yesterday defended his proposal for an £11 council tax precept after it was rejected by the combined authority’s cabinet.

  • Gwynne aims to find compromise over Haringey deal

    24 January 2018

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne to lead mediation in a dispute over Haringey LBC’s regeneration programme.

  • Inspector arrives amid reorganisation pressure

    16 January 2018

    An independent inspector today began investigating Northamptonshire CC’s precarious finances amid fresh signs MPs are pressuring the Government to reorganise the county.

  • Former deputy leader breached code of conduct dozen times

    15 January 2018

    Sandwell MBC’s standards sub-committee is considering what action to take against a former deputy leader of the council who repeatedly breached its code of conduct.

  • Council to change name

    09 January 2018

    Shepway DC will change its name to reflect the two major towns within its boundary.

  • Councillor's homeless gaffe

    08 January 2018

    Council leader Simon Dudley was branded ‘abhorrent’ over the Christmas period after calling on police to clear rough sleepers from Windsor before the royal wedding.