Gwynne calls for commissioners to take over Northamptonshire CC
Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has urged his political rival Sajid Javid to send commissioners into crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC.
Fitzgerald to be on bail for a year
Four men, including Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald, will have been on bail for a year when they next have to report to police.
Rates relief row comes to court
The dispute between councils and NHS trusts over business rates relief has flared up again after proceedings were issued in the High Court.
'Positive shift in morale and culture' at inadequate council
Ofsted inspectors have reported a ‘positive shift in the morale and culture’ of Worcestershire CC’s workforce just over a year after it was rated inadequate.
Greens call for council tax and business rates reform
Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie, has called for a replacement of the current system of council tax and reform of business rates.
Sunak: Northamptonshire an exception
No other councils have contacted Whitehall with financial concerns on the scale of Northamptonshire CC, the local government minister has confirmed.
Gwynne calls for answers on 'fiasco' settlement
Andrew Gwynne has called for Whitehall to outline how it will ensure the provisional finance settlement does not need to undergo last-minute corrections again.
Rural-London clash over fair funding
London Councils is expected to clash with rural authorities over the upcoming fair funding review.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance cover-up exposed
Key Whitehall departments involved in attempt to bury changes to provisional finance settlement data.
Slough backs away from second chief in as many months
Slough Council has backed away from yet another chief executive choice at the last moment.
Spending Review to decide bonus future
The future of the New Homes Bonus rests on next year’s departmental spending review, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed.
Chief's arrival lifts Melton morale
The arrival of a new chief executive at Melton BC has ‘lifted staff spirits and morale,’ a group of Local Government Association peers has found.
Crunch meetings avoid overspend
Luton Council’s chief executive Trevor Holden has held a series of meetings with his corporate directors to bring back spending within budget.
Hotel levy talks over Commonwealth Games
Talks between Birmingham City Council and the Government over how the Commonwealth Games will be funded are continuing, The MJ understands.
East Anglia devolution back on agenda
An influential council leader has urged his colleagues to resurrect plans for devolution to East Anglia.
LGA urged to act on LOBO loans
Campaigners have called for Smith Square to investigate and pursue the brokers, banks and advisers ‘complicit in the misselling’ controversial Lender Option Borrower Option (LOBO) loans.
Leader pushes ahead with commercialisation despite setbacks
The leader of Aylesbury Vale DC has insisted recent setbacks have not dented the council’s commercialisation drive.
Council to develop £5m property investment portfolio
Cheshire East Council will develop a £5m property investment portfolio to give it an additional income stream that will help achieve a balanced budget.
Sunak steps up pressure on peer challenge
New local government minister Rishi Sunak has said Whitehall is 'very keen' that every council hosts a corporate peer challenge.
Devolution framework 'almost done'
The Government's new devolution framework is 'almost done,' communities secretary Sajid Javid has insisted.