Former ADCS president to retire
Jenny Coles has announced her retirement as director of children’s services at Hertfordshire CC.
West Berkshire in search for new chief executive
Recruitment has begun this week to appoint a successor to Nick Carter.
Denbighshire chief steps down
The council is to begin a search for a new chief executive following the resignation of Judith Greenhalgh.
Former Haringey chief takes Nottingham role
The former chief executive of Haringey LBC during the Baby Peter case has returned to the local government sector.
Liverpool director dismissed
The director of regeneration at Liverpool City Council, Nick Kavanagh, has been dismissed ‘with immediate effect’.
Merseyside combined authority appoints chief executive
Katherine Fairclough has been appointed as chief executive of Liverpool city region combined authority.
Changing the climate from within
Kate Wilson looks at the challenge of finding talent in an increasingly competitive and talent-short market, while continuing to progress the overall goal of zero carbon emissions.
Counties scale up to the challenges
Counties’ ability to blend both a central and local focus means they should be further empowered to lead on transforming local economies after the pandemic, argues Cllr Barry Lewis.
BUDGET 2021: Furlough scheme extended until autumn
The chancellor has extended the furlough scheme and announced further funding for apprenticeships in a bid to soften the impact of COVID-19 on jobs.
Councils must take a leading role in our economic recovery
It cannot be left to central Government to determine the labour market strategy and lead on it, says Claire Kober. 'The local government sector has demonstrated its ability to reach areas central Government cannot.'
Hampshire to begin search for new chief executive
John Coughlan had delayed his retirement for a year to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transforming the jobs outlook for young people in Essex
Nicole Wood outlines how Essex CC has committed to creating 1,000 new entry level jobs for young people, of all abilities, within 12 months, using an ambitious three pronged approach.
Familiar face to take reins at Redbridge
Lesley Seary is to return to Redbridge LBC to serve as its interim chief executive following the departure of Andy Donald.
Stoke-on-Trent is the litmus test for levelling up
Connectivity, growth and productivity are the three words at the heart of the priorities running through the new city prospectus for Stoke-on-Trent, says Cllr Abi Brown.
Can logistics deliver a greener, more sustainable recovery in the capital?
Robin Woodbridge lays out the arguments for refocusing on industrial development in London, including the creation of job opportunities for local people.
A ‘bottom up’ response to Brexit
Paul Frainer thinks we are at a crossroads economically, socially and environmentally, ‘and Brexit is just one part of that complex system’.
Time for some good news
Paul Wheeler reports on a company based in Oldham that believes in the town and want to be part of its future.
Lichfield begins search for new chief executive
Diane Tilley has announced she will be standing down from the role at the end of May.
Woking appoints new chief executive
Julie Fisher has been announced as the new chief executive of Woking BC.
What next for the capital post-pandemic?
The levelling up agenda has focused on the Midlands and the North, but London’s economy has also been hard hit by the pandemic. The MJ and BT spoke to eight London chief executives on how they are adapting to the changes. Michael Burton reports.