Willis to leave troubled Thanet
Troubled Thanet DC has struck a deal that will lead to the departure of its deputy chief executive and Section 151 officer Tim Willis.
EXCLUSIVE: Section 114 notice floated for Pembrokeshire after 'unlawful' decision
Pembrokeshire CC councillors have been advised a Section 114 should be issued following an ‘unlawful’ £95,000 settlement agreement with former chief executive Ian Westley.
Future Forum: Whiteman accuses some councils of going too far
Some councils borrowing excessively for commercial activity are going too far, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has warned.
Talks over departure of Slough's Wragg
Talks that are expected to lead to the departure of crisis-hit Slough Council’s chief executive Josie Wragg are underway, The MJ understands.
LGA boosts finance help
Local authority leaders have laid out a raft of changes aimed at helping councils become more financially sustainable and resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Section 114 council leader survives vote of no confidence
Slough Council’s leader, Cllr James Swindlehurst, has survived a vote of no confidence in the wake of the authority issuing a Section 114 notice.
No pay-out for suspended director
Croydon LBC’s suspended executive director of place has resigned with no pay-out, The MJ understands.
Reed accuses government of dropping devolution
Shadow communities secretary Steve Reed has accused the Government of dropping its commitment to devolution.
Section 114 chief: We will not be the last
Slough Council’s chief executive this week urged other sector bosses to ‘trust your intuition’ to avoid their local authority following in her Section 114 footsteps.
Slough becomes second council to issue Section 114 in a year
Slough Council has become the second local authority in less than a year to issue a dreaded Section 114 notice.
Croydon told to act on interims
Croydon LBC has been told to move quickly to put a ‘substantive management team in place’ due to its high number of senior interims.
Hillier in financial sustainability transparency warning
The chair of an influential government spending watchdog has warned of a lack of transparency around the financial sustainability of councils.
Croydon in fresh unaccompanied asylum-seeking children plea
Croydon LBC has urged the Government to make up its historic funding gap in the cost of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).
Kerswell gets Croydon job permanently
Croydon LBC’s interim chief executive Katherine Kerswell is expected to get the job permanently after winning unanimous backing from the council’s cross-party appointments committee.
Fresh council warning over rates appeals
Councils have warned they could face financial collapse if potential cuts to business rates go ahead.
Two directors resign from crisis-hit Croydon
Two executive directors have resigned from crisis-hit Croydon LBC after they were suspended earlier this month.
EXCLUSIVE: Four senior Croydon officers suspended
Crisis-hit Croydon LBC has suspended a big chunk of its senior leadership in a bombshell move.
McArdle drafted in to help Croydon
The lead commissioner at Northamptonshire CC, Tony McArdle, has been appointed to chair Section 114-hit Croydon LBC’s government improvement panel.
More councils will be forced to issue Section 114 notices, MPs warn
More councils will ‘soon be unable to balance their books and be forced to issue Section 114 notices,’ the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.
Croydon increases capitalisation request
Croydon LBC has asked the Government for a loan £20m more than the amount first floated weeks ago.