Croydon would have issued s114 'in normal circumstances'
Croydon LBC’s £49m total net forecast general fund overspend means it would have had to have issued a Section 114 notice in ‘normal circumstances,’ senior councillors have heard.
'Rising star' to get new chief executive position
Cotswold DC is expected to appoint ‘a rising star in local government’ as it brings back its chief executive position.
Decisions over miserly income guarantee deal was ministers’ call
Local government calls for the income guarantee scheme to cover lost sales, fees and charges from the start of lockdown was knocked back by ministers, The MJ understands.
Frustration bubbles over wait for Brexit bonanza
The Government runs the risk of ‘levelling up everywhere at rock bottom’ as uncertainty continues to reign over funding for the regions months after Brexit.
No by-elections before May, ministers confirm
Ministers have confirmed that no by-elections or neighbourhood planning referendums will take place in England before May.
Section 114 warning for troubled Thanet
The Section 151 officer of troubled Thanet DC has warned he may be forced to issue a Section 114 notice.
Directors warn against blanket ban on unregulated accommodation
Children’s services directors have warned against a blanket ban on placing vulnerable youngsters in unregulated accommodation such as hostels or caravans.
Council moves after poverty report
Brent LBC will extend the use of its procurement powers to secure more good quality apprenticeships and social value from council contracts.
Sector surprise at COVID marshal scheme
Local government has been blindsided by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that an army of COVID marshals will enforce tough new rules.
LGA backs mandatory council role in migrant children scheme
Council leaders have backed a government suggestion that the national transfer scheme for unaccompanied migrant children should be compulsory for local authorities.
Rogers to retire next year
The Liverpool-born chief executive of the region’s combined authority has announced he plans to retire next September.
Stretched testing capacity to be scaled up
Brand new large-scale technology to increase the number of coronavirus tests that can be processed is being introduced as demand continues to rise.
Council chief claims auditor 'not balanced or fair'
The boss of a council where an auditor raised concerns about culture and governance failures that ‘stem from the very top’ has rejected the claims.
Chief to leave after £95k deal
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire CC is expected to leave the authority by the end of November after a £95,000 ‘settlement agreement’ was struck.
Warning 2021 polls will be 'most challenging' in a generation
Returning officers have been warned they face the ‘most challenging elections to administer in our lifetimes’ next year.
LEPs need capacity boost to improve delivery, research finds
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) would be better at delivering large-scale capital projects if they had more capacity, independent research for the Government has found.
More arrests as police investigation widens
Liverpool City Council’s Lib Dem leader, Cllr Richard Kemp, has called for the authority’s political leadership to ‘consider its position’ after a police investigation widened.
Government could buy up fire risk buildings
The Government has not ruled out compulsorily purchasing buildings with serious fire safety defects if the pace of remediation remains too slow.
Leader of 'North Korea' council deposed
The leader of a scandal-hit council compared to North Korea has been deposed after a vote of no confidence at a fiery meeting.
Councils in talks over single workforce
Havant BC and East Hampshire DC are in talks over creating a single flexible workforce.