Further deterioration of Sandwell's children's services
Sandwell MBC has failed to improve its Ofsted rating for children’s social care and is still managing ‘inadequate’ services.
Pensions expert backs London CIV
A pensions expert has backed the principles behind the London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) after it appeared to run into difficulties.
Councils overhaul management teams
Plymouth City Council and West Lindsey DC have announced significant management overhauls.
Profit predictions beat expectations at Interserve
Construction and support services provider Interserve expects its 2018 operating profit to be ahead of current market expectations.
Peers call for ICT improvement at council
‘Rapid improvements’ need to be made to New Forest DC’s information and communications technology (ICT), a corporate peer challenge has stressed.
Deal to end Brum bin strike
Birmingham City Council’s long-running dispute with union Unite appears to be over after the sides brokered a deal protecting pay while modernising waste management roles.
Call for Gloucestershire CC to 'get its act together'
Opposition councillors have said the Tory administration at Gloucestershire CC ‘needs to get its act together’ after Ofsted’s first monitoring visit since an inadequate judgement.
We're still growing; and so will you
Graeme McDonald looks ahead to the SOLACE conference and highlights the organisation's continued commitment to development and transformation.
Surrendering control can drive success
Mark Andrews argues councils should be less wedded to professional backgrounds in senior roles as he explains how empowering staff, rather than exerting greater control over them, allows for innovation to flourish.
Ofsted: More to do to improve Birmingham's children's services
Birmingham City Council has ‘further work’ to do to improve its children’s services, an Ofsted monitoring visit has found.
Gavin Jones: We must become learning organisations
Kicking off a series of articles, Gavin Jones argues the increasingly complex world challenges the prevailing ways councils work and think. The sector must now adapt.
Martin Reeves: What I learned from my time as a twin hatter
Reflecting on his time leading the West Midlands Combined Authority, Martin Reeves reveals what he learned about trust, identity and leadership.
Management restructure could save £400k
A proposed management restructure at South Ribble BC and an increase in the use of shared services could save the authority £400,000.
'Systemic and persistent' failures in council's children's services
Worcestershire CC has said it has invested an extra £5.1m into improving children’s social care this year after a damning report from a government commissioner.
Meeting the modern leadership challenge
Jo Miller says now, more than ever, we need bold and brave leaders, willing to take risks and disrupt the status quo to deliver for residents in these straitened times.
Cllr’s collapse halts Driver vote of no confidence
Lancashire CC is poised to complete its management restructure after a vote of no confidence in its leader was withdrawn following a tragedy-hit council meeting.
Key council vote on management overhaul
Lancashire CC’s cabinet is to vote today on a controversial new senior management structure that could force the departure of chief executive Jo Turton.
Council to cut 800 full-time jobs
Angus Council has warned it could cut 800 full-time posts over the next three years as it faces a funding deficit of £40m.
Croydon scolded for children's services performance
Croydon LBC has failed to improve children’s services quickly enough, according to a damning report from Ofsted.
Training up the leaders of tomorrow
Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.