Cornwall declares critical care incident
Cornwall Council has declared a critical incident in adult social care.
Levelling up: extreme measures
Dan Peters looks at the list of performance indicators chosen by Government for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and asks just how well is it performing so far.
Two more council partnerships scrapped
Two more council partnerships have been scrapped, it has emerged.
Spending power squeeze amid inflation warning
Councils are bracing themselves for a spending power squeeze amid predictions inflation will soar to its highest level for nearly 30 years this spring.
Ministers acknowledge long-term savings from Everyone In
Ministers have acknowledged that the Government’s Everyone In policy will achieve long-term savings despite arguing it is ‘not a sustainable approach’.
Districts call for new homes bonus certainty
District councils have called for long-term certainty over the future of the dwindling new homes bonus (NHB).
Sheffield chief apologises for Whitehall leaving do
The chief executive officer of Sheffield City Council has apologised for having her Whitehall leaving do while coronavirus restrictions were in place.
Auditor finds 'governance breakdown' over chief's payoff
Pembrokeshire CC must ‘regain public trust’ after Wales’ auditor general detailed a ‘serious breakdown in governance’ over the payoff to former chief executive Ian Westley.
Levelling up funding failing to focus on social issues, finds research
Government levelling up funding is failing to focus on social issues and misses targetting crucial problems, according to new research.
Management team split for Hampshire councils
East Hampshire DC and Havant BC will establish their own management teams after a 12-year partnership, the councils have announced.
Doubts over Levelling Up Fund benefits
Britons are not confident that the Levelling Up Fund will bring more money to their local area, according to a new YouGov survey.
Proudfoot announces retirement
The chief executive of Harborough DC, Norman Proudfoot, has announced that he is to retire in February.
Simpson promoted at Stockport
Stockport MBC’s deputy chief executive Caroline Simpson is expected to be promoted to the top role.
Eastleigh's Tustian announces retirement
The chief executive of Eastleigh BC, Nick Tustian, has announced he will be retiring in May.
Former London borough chief Martin to Ealing
Ealing LBC councillors will be asked to approve the appointment of former London borough boss Paul Martin as its new interim head of paid services.
MPs to quiz council over Arthur's death
Solihull MBC will next month be hauled in front of MPs on the Education Committee to answer questions on the killing of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
Treasury under pressure over COMF extension
The Treasury is facing pressure to reassure English councils that funding to help reduce the spread of coronavirus will be renewed beyond March.
Gove scraps urban centre recovery taskforce
Communities secretary Michael Gove has disbanded a 10-strong expert advisory group of local government leaders and business after just a year.
Minister dismisses 'sham' university study
A minister has dismissed a university study on the UK community renewal fund as a ‘sham’.
Copeland in 'Section 114 territory'
Copeland BC is ‘heading rapidly towards its minimum level of reserves and an expectation internally of issuing a Section 114 notice,’ an external assurance review of the council’s financial position has found.