Peers find 'strong and effective leadership' at council
Telford & Wrekin Council has ‘strong and effective’ political and managerial leadership, Local Government Association peers have found.
Could anything have been done by the sector or the Government to draw Croydon back from downfall? Dan Peters speaks to leader Cllr Hamida Ali and chief executive Katherine Kerswell.
MHCLG defends choice of Croydon improvement panel
The Government has defended choosing an all-white improvement panel for a council where more than half the population is black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME).
PwC to help Nottingham transformation vision
Nottingham City Council will pay consultancy PwC £400,000 to help draw up its ‘vision for what it wishes to achieve through transformation’.
Birmingham faces intervention on SEND
Birmingham City Council faces a further intervention after a damning Ofsted report revealed it was not making progress.
LGA boosts finance help
Local authority leaders have laid out a raft of changes aimed at helping councils become more financially sustainable and resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brum finances dubbed 'exemplary'
Birmingham City Council – which was once on the brink of financial collapse – has been praised for improvements in its financial management.
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.