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Allegations of misconduct against the deputy chief executive of Thanet DC have been dropped, The MJ understands.

There is no quick fix

The announcement of £2.5bn of ‘exceptional financial support’ for councils will fail to fix local government’s finances, a senior sector figure has said.

Council hands police file on £1m pay-outs

A file relating to allegedly unlawful exit payments to managers at Northumberland CC has been handed to police.

Call for council tax overhaul

Work should begin now on the ‘long-overdue’ revaluation of all domestic properties in England to bolster local government finance, a think-tank has argued.

Council set to halve sick pay

Southend Council is planning to halve the amount of sick pay given to staff in a move Unison has described as ‘callous’.

Finance settlement set for £500m boost

The Local Government Finance Settlement is to expected to be boosted by £500m, following pressure from sector lobbying and MPs.

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A power to get on with it!

In the fourth of the Veredus series of breakfast debates chaired by The MJ’s Michael Burton, delegates from the public and voluntary sectors gathered in Leeds recently to discuss the impact of changes on the care and health sector. Stewart Thomson [..]

Team nudges towards changing habits

PM David Cameron’s ‘nudge unit’now receives more requests for help from across Whitehall than it can meet.

Banning magistrates from police panels is nonsense says LGA

Town hall chiefs have branded a decision to ban magistrates from serving on police and crime panels as 'nonsensical'.