Pressure rises on Gove to build social housing
Pressure was this week mounting on new housing secretary Michael Gove to ramp up the building of social homes amid predictions of growing homelessness.
Birmingham faces intervention on SEND
Birmingham City Council faces a further intervention after a damning Ofsted report revealed it was not making progress.
Brum finances dubbed 'exemplary'
Birmingham City Council – which was once on the brink of financial collapse – has been praised for improvements in its financial management.
Brum moves ahead with restructure
Birmingham City Council has made two more appointments as part of a wider restructure.
Cadman takes on interim role at Brum
West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive Deborah Cadman has been named as the new interim chief for Birmingham City Council.
Extremist fears over vaccine myths
Far-right extremists are feared to be behind the circulation of coronavirus vaccine myths on social media, a director of public health has warned.
Brum plans for new senior structure
Birmingham City Council has agreed plans for a new structure that will split the senior management team into ‘council core’ directors and delivery managing directors.
EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham chief recruitment process stalls at 11th hour
Birmingham City Council has stalled in another recruitment process in a bid to find a permanent chief executive.
Aberdeen named council of the year at MJ Awards
Aberdeen City Council has been named Local Authority of the Year in The MJ’s first virtual local government awards.
Birmingham improvement model could be used elsewhere
An improvement model that has helped turn around Birmingham City Council could be rolled out to other struggling local authorities.
CCN steps back from backing 'radical' shake-up
The County Councils’ Network (CCN) will hold back from calling for historic boundaries to determine the entire local government map in the coming reorganisation shake-up, The MJ understands.
Williams: I'll accept whatever it takes to get a county unitary
The leader of Hertfordshire CC has conceded he would accept a directly-elected mayor as the figurehead for a county unitary in order to secure reorganisation.
Heaphy gets children's trust chief role
Birmingham City Council’s former interim chief executive has been appointed to head up Northamptonshire’s new children’s trust.
Defective PPE is 'outrageous' says Birmingham leader
Providing frontline healthcare workers with out of date safety gear is ‘frankly outrageous’ and puts them at even greater risk, the leader of Birmingham City Council has told ministers.
Councils urged to help struggling care providers
Care minister Helen Whately has urged local authorities to use government funding to help any providers who are struggling.
McLaughlin & Harvey wins Commonwealth council contract
The contract to redevelop a stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been awarded by Birmingham City Council to McLaughlin & Harvey.
Birmingham acting chief steps down
Birmingham City Council’s acting chief executive, Clive Heaphy, has resigned from the council after he failed to get the job full time.
Councils step up coronavirus response
Local authorities across the country have stepped up their response to coronavirus as the number of cases continues to rise.
Birmingham fails to appoint a chief exec
Birmingham City Council has failed to appoint a new chief executive
Brum to save millions from up-front pensions payment plan
Birmingham City Council will pay three years of pension fund contributions up front to save more than £17m, senior councillors agreed this morning.