Former Haringey leader takes legal action against Ombudsman
Former leader of Haringey LBC, Joseph Ejiofor, has issued legal proceedings to challenge the Local Government Ombudsman’s decision to name him in a report.
Maximising the potential of vacant municipal property stock
With so many vacant properties post-pandemic, installing property guardians ca cut the costs of security and even bring in council tax for local authorities, says Stuart Woolgar
Estate retrofit is not too big a challenge for the public sector
Daniel Easthope looks at how the public sector can best retrofit its estates to minimise emissions and maximise potential cost savings.
New interim chief to look at council property decisions
Haringey LBC’s new interim chief executive will review how the council makes decisions on property and acquisitions amid a police probe.
Housing scandals ‘embarrassment to sector’
Poor living conditions uncovered by the media at councils such as Croydon LBC throughout last year prompted action across local government, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee heard yesterday.
Eastleigh's Tustian announces retirement
The chief executive of Eastleigh BC, Nick Tustian, has announced he will be retiring in May.
LGA members accuse CIPFA of 'mission overreach'
Proposed changes to finance rules have provoked anger from the Local Government Association (LGA).
Chief executive departs Croydon's property firm
Colm Lacey, who has headed Brick By Brick since its inception in 2016, will leave in the coming months as it prepares to be wound down.
Why the Local Land Charges Register is a crucial step forward
The Local Land Charges Register is creating the conditions for data to become a valuable standardised and accessible asset rather than a burden on councils, says Scott Goodwin.
Councils ‘resistant’ to repurposing empty commercial space
A think-tank has accused local authorities of being ‘resistant’ to measures that could see empty retail spaces repurposed for housing.
Croydon to keep hold of loss-making property development firm
Croydon LBC is expected to keep hold of its property development firm Brick by Brick after rejecting an offer from a ‘credible bidder’.
Welsh council to end property joint venture
Powys CC has decided to end its joint venture with Kier, and bring housing and building maintenance services back in-house.
Council presses ahead with £100m property investment
Somerset West and Taunton DC has doubled down on its commercial property investments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Councils to set priorities for First Homes scheme
Councils will be able to set a ‘local connection test’ to give priority to people such as key workers.
Weighing up the reality of net zero: nemesis or global hero?
As we approach COP26, The MJ and Local Partnerships gathered a group of council chiefs to talk about net zero and the role of local government. They went from cynicism to optimism – but they all have a passion and a plan for action.
The right time to show your agility
Agile working and remote delivery can offer a unique chance for organisations to achieve success in this post-pandemic world, including the ability to attract the best interim talent around. Stephen Hoban explains.
Fresh council warning over rates appeals
Councils have warned they could face financial collapse if potential cuts to business rates go ahead.
Council apologises over property investments
Kensington and Chelsea LBC has admitted putting income above community benefits in its past property deals.
How to support local real estate projects post Brexit
Councils supporting local real estate development must adhere to a new subsidy regime following the revocation of EU state aid rules, explains Clive Bleasdale.
Post pandemic public purse propositions
Mike Bennett and Tim Byles outline a holistic and strategic approach on post pandemic public spending in order to navigate the dangers ahead.