Croydon told to act on interims
Croydon LBC has been told to move quickly to put a ‘substantive management team in place’ due to its high number of senior interims.
Surrey chief part of four-strong team of Liverpool commissioners
Surrey CC’s chief executive Joanna Killian will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today.
Kerswell gets Croydon job permanently
Croydon LBC’s interim chief executive Katherine Kerswell is expected to get the job permanently after winning unanimous backing from the council’s cross-party appointments committee.
Anderson to sue government over Liverpool intervention
Former mayor of Liverpool City Council, Joe Anderson, is planning to sue the Government for its decision to intervene in the city.
Herefordshire handed improvement notice
The Government has issued an improvement notice to Herefordshire Council over ‘serious concerns’ regarding children’s services.
Liverpool puts forward improvement plan
Liverpool City Council has drafted an improvement plan and letter in response to the Caller report, which called for an intervention in the city.
New chief to handle response to damning judgement
Herefordshire Council’s incoming chief executive will personally lead improvement after a judge said there had been ‘longstanding failures’ in the authority’s children’s services.
Labour’s Liverpool review will ‘shake the tree’
The Labour Party has kick-started its inquiry into failings at Liverpool City Council.
Cadman takes on interim role at Brum
West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive Deborah Cadman has been named as the new interim chief for Birmingham City Council.
Limited government intervention is good outcome, says Liverpool chief
A limited intervention at Liverpool City Council – rather than the full takeover that was expected – is a good outcome for the city, chief executive Tony Reeves has told The MJ.
Jenrick steps in at 'dysfunctional' Liverpool
Commissioners will be sent in to Liverpool City Council after an independent inquiry found serious mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has told Parliament.
Five councils strike bailout deals with government over SEND
Five councils have struck deals worth at least £100m that will allow them to wipe out their massive special educational needs deficits (SEND).
LGA forced to pay back £1m in unused grant
The Local Government Association (LGA) will have to pay back around £1m in unused cash to central government as part of a deal struck on its top slice funding.
Commissioners to step down from Torbay children's services
Government-appointed children’s commissioners are set to step down from Torbay Council in April after significant improvements.
Crisis-hit Croydon expected to sell development firm
Senior councillors at crisis-hit Croydon LBC are expected to back moves to sell its controversial developer Brick by Brick.
Brum eyes up another interim amid a dearth of candidates
Birmingham City Council is set to hire a further interim chief executive as there is ‘not a pool of candidates currently available’ for the job.
Alchemy – leadership in the pandemic age?
During the pandemic leadership has been tested across every sector in so many different ways, says Dr Andrew Larner. Now iESE is looking at how it can learn from new models of leadership and share best practice
Failing to act on audit invites intervention, says Whiteman
A failure to act on the Redmond review could lead to more Government intervention, finance chief Rob Whiteman has told MPs.
Croydon: There is 'no alternative' to capitalisation
There is ‘no credible alternative’ to capitalisation in a bid to rescue Croydon LBC’s finances, a rapid review has claimed.
Spelthorne told it must 'understand and manage risk'
A council that invested almost 40 times its budget in property must ‘understand and manage risk and its impact on future financial performance and sustainability,’ a Local Government Association (LGA) finance peer challenge has said.