Council defies audit recommendation to reinvestigate staff
West Dunbartonshire Council will not reopen an investigation into allegations of misconduct against officers - ignoring the recommendations of an audit watchdog.
Councils treated as 'spectators' in Universal Credit rollout
A council that has uncovered hundreds of thousands of pounds of Universal Credit (UC) over and underpayments has claimed local authorities are ‘spectators’ in rolling out the scheme.
Welcome to Yorkshire chair resigns as expenses investigations begin
The board chairman of a Yorkshire tourism body has resigned following an expenses scandal that has led to councils withdrawing financial support.
Government review into Caerphilly pay row
The Welsh Government is stepping into the long-running dispute over senior council officers’ pay at Caerphilly CBC.
Fraudster took £1m from Westminster pension fund
A council worker who defrauded a pension fund for more than £1m has today been sentenced to seven years in jail.
Newham to improve financial management after £9m fraud allegations
The mayor of Newham has announced plans to form a commission to advise the council on how to ‘become a beacon of good practice’ in its financial management.
Voter ID pilots face legal challenge
A formal legal challenge to the Government’s voter ID trials has been lodged at the High Court by lawyers representing campaigner Neil Coughlan.
Barnet expected to insource two Capita services
Barnet LBC is expected to bring two services run by Capita in-house in the coming months.
Review into council fraud and corruption launched
Marsham Street is seeking input from councils as it carries out a review into procurement fraud.
Government intervention in Tower Hamlets ends
Government intervention in the running of Tower Hamlets LBC has officially ended.
Council employee jailed for £100k Grenfell funds fraud
A Kensington and Chelsea LBC employee has been jailed for five and a half years after admitting fraud offences relating to the Grenfell fire
File on arrested four passed to prosecutors
Police have finally submitted a file of evidence to prosecutors in relation to four local government figures more than a year after they were arrested.
Man jailed for five years over council fraud
Barnet LBC is under renewed pressure to withdraw services from Capita after a joint venture contract employee was jailed for a £2m fraud.
Government urged to halt voter ID
Ministers have come under renewed pressure to halt plans to expand compulsory voter ID pilots.
EXCLUSIVE: Council faces tribunal flood
Lancashire CC is facing a deluge of employment tribunal claims from disgruntled former managers as it tries to recruit a permanent chief executive.
£2m Capita repayment after 'fraud'
Contractor Capita has been forced to repay £2m to Barnet LBC following an alleged fraud by an ex-member of staff within joint venture project Re.
Changes after council fraud probe
Barnet LBC lawyers will present evidence at the trial of a former joint venture employee accused of a major fraud linked to a Capita contract.
ID could drive residents to 'less secure' postal voting
Residents could be more likely to apply for less secure postal votes if polling station ID requirements become too onerous, a senior political strategist has warned.
Police bail extended for council leader and former chiefs
Four local government figures on bail in connection with a fraud probe have been told to return to a police station in three months’ time.
Kemp: Liverpool have questions to answer
Liverpool is under pressure to answer questions about its appointment of an interim chief and what senior figures knew about allegations against two former executives.