Select committee chair urges scrapping of social care Green Paper
A senior backbencher has called for the social care Green Paper to be scrapped.
Galliford Try wins Meridian Water contract
Galliford Try Partnerships has fended off competition to win the first contract for Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water development.
Housing shortage hampers councils' homelessness reduction efforts, MPs told
A social housing shortage is holding back councils from preventing homelessness, MPs have heard.
Porter confirmed as new Luton chief
Luton BC’s deputy chief executive has been promoted to the authority’s top job.
Councils' role in asylum system to be bolstered
Plans are being drawn up that will give councils more of a say in where asylum seekers are accommodated.
Welcome to Yorkshire chair resigns as expenses investigations begin
The board chairman of a Yorkshire tourism body has resigned following an expenses scandal that has led to councils withdrawing financial support.
Hackney insources work due to badly behaved contractors
‘Poor behaviour’ by contractors has led to an overhaul of housing services at Hackney LBC.
Enfield to name first developer on £6bn Meridian Water project
A developer is expected to be chosen next week to deliver the first 725 homes at Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme.
Scarborough to appoint new chief executive
Scarborough BC is expected to appoint Michael Greene as its new chief executive next month.
Minister defends voter ID trials amid 'scaremongering'
Concerns over voter ID trials have been dismissed as ‘scaremongering’ and ‘conspiracy theorising’ by a minister.
Doubts over new taxes to fund Commonwealth Games
New forms of tax are unlikely to fill a £40m hole in funding for the Commonwealth Games budget, councillors in Birmingham have been told.
Investigation launched into Grant Thornton's Interserve audits
A financial watchdog has announced an investigation into Grant Thornton over its auditing of Interserve.
Serco's Glasgow asylum evictions ruled lawful
Serco has fended off a legal challenge to its plan to evict failed asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Tributes to ‘committed and dedicated’ former Gateshead chief
Gateshead MBC has paid tribute to former chief executive and ‘true gentleman’ Roger Kelly following his death aged 65.
Uncertainty 'unacceptable' for council budget planners
Financial uncertainty in local government has reached an ‘unacceptable’ level, it has been claimed.
Housing chief: Supply is bigger crisis than Brexit
The ongoing housing crisis represents a greater threat than Brexit, it has been suggested.
'Resilience among top skills needed by council chief executives'
Personal resilience and storytelling skills are among the most important for new chief executives, according to a new survey.
How new Northamptonshire chief tackled 'perfect storm'
The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC has spoken of how she helped the council on its journey to recovery.
LGA chief suggests one year Spending Review possible
The months ahead represent a crunch time for local government – but not just because of Brexit, according to Local Government Association chief executive Mark Lloyd.
Corbyn launches attack on fair funding review
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has entered the debate over the fair funding review, claiming it ‘will make poorer areas even poorer’.