Warnings over job cuts repercussions
Councils embarking on mass job cuts have been warned it will have grave repercussions for the senior managers of the future.
Connecting up the best in the West
Rebecca Davies highlights the launch of a new campaign in the West Midlands to connect passionate people with careers in local government that bring real value to communities
New Local chief announces departure
Adam Lent is to leave the think-tank in May.
Brum proposes £300m cuts
Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council will cut spending on services by £300m to balance its books.
Expanding Oflog’s vision
Jack Shaw says the Office for Local Government needs to go further than its current long-term vision, and moving to a statutory footing would mean it could set up a more robust performance regime.
Dream big, start small
Ann McGauran reports on the Local Government AI Summit, which was aimed at providing the sector with a deeper understanding of the technology’s potential to solve real problems.
Oflog chair recruitment to begin
Recruitment of a permanent chair for the Office for Local Government (Oflog) will begin later this month.
IMPOWER recruits former LGA chief
IMPOWER has announced the appointment of Mark Lloyd as an executive director.
Southend chief exec departure ‘appropriately planned’
Southend Council has said procedures surrounding the departure of its former chief executive Rob Polkinghorne were carried out correctly – although lessons can be learnt.
Edinburgh chief executive to retire
The chief executive of Edinburgh City Council has announced that he is to retire.
My call for universal basic culture
Oliver Goodhall sets out three recommendations on how to embed culture in cities, including the need to lobby for a national cultural infrastructure plan to outlast political cycles.
West Sussex to recruit own chief executive
West Sussex CC is to recruit its own chief executive following four years of sharing the role with neighbouring East Sussex CC.
South Cambs issued Best Value notice over four-day week
The Government has issued a Best Value notice to South Cambridgeshire DC following 'concerns' about its trial of a four-day working week.
Council looks to address £100m ‘black hole’
Somerset Council is considering measures, including reducing staffing and cutting services to statutory levels, to cover a £100m funding gap.
Woking chief executive to stand down
Julie Fisher became chief executive in 2021 and will remain in post until February.
Government crackdown on four-day week
The Government is exploring measures to ‘ensure the sector is clear’ four-day weeks should not be pursued.
Cheshire East announces interim chief executive
Cheshire East Council is expected to appoint David Parr as its new interim chief executive.
More than £8bn needed to stop care ‘deteriorating’
Sustainable planning for the care sector must replace short-term cash injections, The Health Foundation charity has said as it published projected costs for adult social care.
Guildford and Waverley chief executive announces departure
The joint chief executive of Guildford and Waverley BCs, Tom Horwood, has announced he is to stand down.
Working with residents to secure their economic future
James Hickson looks at what can be done locally to support communities through the cost of living crisis, and examines how to tackle the underlying structural drivers of economic insecurity.