Are two roles too many?
After a report into failings at Kirklees blamed the director’s duties at ADCS, Chris Mahony looks at the benefits of association roles for chief officers.
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.
Barnsley and Doncaster to walk away from South Yorkshire deal
Barnsley and Doncaster MBCs have scuppered the election of a South Yorkshire elected mayor next year and have demanded a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal.
Former diplomat replaces Tambini
Ex-diplomat and Treasury adviser Daniel Mouawad has taken up the post of Spelthorne BC chief executive following the departure of Roberto Tambini after 11 years.
Government confirms transitional funding could continue
Whitehall’s transitional funding arrangements could continue into 2019/20, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revealed.
Independent CIC criticised by auditors - reports
Internal auditors in Warrington have reportedly criticised an independent community interest company (CIC) over the construction of a £19m leisure centre.
School powers transfer ‘threat to local democracy’
The Scottish Government’s plans to transfer responsibility for school improvement to new regional bodies threaten to undermine local democracy, a senior Labour councillor has claimed.
Basildon heads for ‘collaborative’ management structure
Basildon DC has taken further steps towards a more ‘collaborative’ management structure following the departure of the former chief executive last month.
90% ‘very dissatisfied’ with VOA rates appeals system
Nearly 90% of people appealing against their business rate levels are unhappy with the Valuation Office Agency’s new appeals system.
MPs call for Universal Credit delay
Opposition MPs have urged ministers to postpone the Universal Credit rollout to avoid the risk of people being hit by potential payment delays at Christmas.
Setting out on a healthy course
Chris Mahony looks at some of the training council staff are undergoing to prepare for new public health duties.