Deputy promoted to chief at borough
Bill Cullen has been named chief executive of Hinckley & Bosworth BC.
Public service plans raise ‘significant’ concerns
A row has broken out between Lancashire CC and local NHS bodies after ‘significant concerns’ were raised about controversial public service transformation proposals.
PAC chair to address The MJ’s spring forum
The chair of the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee is a keynote speaker at The MJ Future Forum which takes place in Hertfordshire next month.
Javid ignores calls for more council funding
Whitehall has ignored local government’s calls for new council funding in 2017/18, leaving senior sector figures ‘hugely disappointed’.
Council cuts could scupper transformation
Whitehall’s failure to fund local government could scupper ‘ambitious’ NHS plans to transform health and care, according to a new report by The King’s Fund.
Social care system in 'imminent' danger
One in eight older people are failing to get the care they need, demonstrating the ‘imminent’ danger the social care system is in, a charity has warned today.
DCLG accused of abdicating responsibility over council cuts
National Audit Office boss Sir Amyas Morse has accused central government of an ‘out of sight, out of mind culture’ in imposing council cuts.
Think-tank lures MacDonald from Malaysia
The think-tank Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) has appointed Stuart MacDonald as its new associate director.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the world is currently sliding towards a reality which bares an uncanny resemblance to the Terminator films.
NAO warns ‘2020 deadline for integrated care at risk’
The Government’s aim of fully integrated health and social care by 2020 is at ‘significant risk,’ the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Directors call for £1bn emergency funding
Councils could fail to meet to meet their statutory duties without ‘emergency’ government funding of £1bn, adult social care directors have warned.
EXCLUSIVE: Lack of confidence in adult social care strategy exposed
The true scale of feeling across local government about the escalating social care crisis is revealed by the results of an exclusive survey.
Chief slams ‘unrealistic world’ of Ofsted probes
A top chief executive has broken cover to warn that children’s services are ‘struggling to keep their heads above water’.
Reimagining health and social care
Prevention, innovation and integration have been touted as the route to relieving social care pressures, but an overhaul of leadership and governance is also vital. Mark Rogers outlines his proposals for transforming the health and care system.
Councils resolute against NHS charity status claims
Councils are expected to stand firm as they hit back against NHS trusts’ latest arguments for why they should be granted business rates relief.
‘Beef up wellbeing boards to aid health and care policy’
Powers should be devolved to ‘beefed up’ health and wellbeing boards to bolster and consolidate leadership and governance, the former president of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) has argued.
Committee chairs pile pressure onto May
The chairs of three leading parliamentary committees have called on Theresa May to spearhead a cross-party agreement on health and social care funding.
£4.7bn social care shortfall revealed
Councils face a £4.7bn social care shortfall, according to the latest analysis of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs).
'Good' finance settlement for Welsh councils
Welsh councils should use this year’s ‘good settlement’ to ‘plan for the harder choices which will lie ahead,’ local government secretary Mark Drakeford has said.
May defends social care precept
Theresa May has defended the decision to allow councils to increase council tax by 6% over the next two years to fund social care services.