Councillors quitting 'increasingly toxic' environment
Death threats, stalking and spitting are leading to councillors quitting an ‘increasingly toxic’ political environment.
Council hosting monument decries Windrush funding
The council hosting the new national Windrush monument has decried the lack of Government funding for an annual day celebrating those who came to Britain.
Adult social care inspections ahead
Whitehall officials are drawing up a controversial adult social care inspections system after the passing of a new law.
Minister tells councils not to depend on fine income
Councils should not be depending on income from litter fines when drawing up their future budgets, a minister has suggested.
Veolia to sell Suez UK waste business
French-owned waste management firm Veolia has proposed selling Suez’s UK waste business after regulators warned of the risks of a merger.
Travers to join consultancy
Lambeth LBC chief executive Andrew Travers will move to Inner Circle Consulting (ICC) after five years at the London borough.
Driscoll urges Labour to back fiscal devolution
North of Tyne’s Labour Mayor Jamie Driscoll has urged his party to back fiscal devolution.
Fresh strike warning for sector
Unions have warned of more local government strikes.
Davies elected to lead Labour in local government
The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, has been elected to head up the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Labour group.
Cuts and industrial action warning for Scotland
Scottish councils have warned of cuts to essential services and the ‘strong likelihood of industrial action in the coming months’.
Settlement for combined authority chief who quit
The chief executive who quit troubled Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority amid a bullying probe into mayor Nik Johnson has secured a settlement agreement, it has emerged.
Scottish census 'lies in ruins'
Ministers have insisted the 87.9% Scottish response rate ‘does not call into question the returns of the census’ despite opposition claims it ‘lies in ruins’.
Warning over second s114 at troubled council
Conservative-run Northumberland Council may be hit by a second section 114, a senior officer has admitted.
Under-pressure mayor resists calls to resign
The under-pressure Labour mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has resisted calls to resign despite heavy criticism.
'Perfect storm' warning over supply chain pressures
Supply chain pressures are mounting up on local government, with place directors warning of a ‘perfect storm’.
Chief steps down after 'political' tweet
Tameside MBC chief executive Steven Pleasant has stepped down with immediate effect, just weeks after apologising for a tweet.
Government to bailout more councils over SEND
The Government is in talks to expand its programme of bailing out under-pressure councils to wipe out their special educational needs (SEND) deficits.
Unions demand 'substantial' pay increase
Councils will be consulted this month after local government trade unions demanded a ‘substantial’ pay increase amid rising costs of food, fuel and household bills.
New regeneration partner for Swansea
Urban Splash has signed a 20-year partnership agreement with Swansea City & CC to become its long-term regeneration partner.
Troubled combined authority reviewing expenses spending
Payments using a taxpayer-funded procurement card to firms selling pasties and collagen-based superfoods are under review at troubled Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.