Coronavirus leads to scrapping of three-year Spending Review
Plans to create a three-year settlement for public spending have been abandoned as latest figures show the havoc coronavirus is wreaking on the public finances.
Stannard named new chief at Salford
Salford City Council has named Tom Stannard as its new chief executive, replacing Jim Taylor who will retire at the end of January.
Councils told to tackle funding through diversity
Increasing the level of diversity in local government is key to tackling the sector’s funding gap, according to one expert in the field.
Tax increases more likely than austerity, says Flanders
A top economist has predicted that tax increases are more likely than another bout of austerity.
Lloyd in cyber-attack warning after Hackney hit
The chief executive of the Local Government Association has warned the consequences of a cyber-attack are ‘greater than ever’ after Hackney LBC was hit.
Former London borough chief joins Breckland and South Holland
Nathan Elvery has been confirmed as the interim head of paid service at Breckland and South Holland DCs.
Dundee appoints new chief executive
Greg Colgan will take up the post on the retirement of current chief, David Martin.
Director returns to birthplace to become chief executive
Councillors last night approved the appointment of Larissa Reed as the new chief executive of Swale BC.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Ridiculous constraints' mar high street fund
Councils may be left out of pocket after spending thousands of pounds on safety measures they cannot claim back from an economic recovery fund, it has emerged.
Operation Sheridan four released under investigation
Four sector figures arrested three years ago have been released under investigation following a review.
Row over COVID enforcement
A council has clashed with the Government over the enforcement of coronavirus restrictions against retailers.
Rough sleeping advisory panel sidelined
A government-backed advisory panel formed to help eradicate rough sleeping has met just once in the last year, it has emerged.
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.
Confusion as exit cap voted through
The public sector exit cap was last night voted through the House of Commons, sparking avoidable confusion.
Battle rages for multi-year settlement
A battle for a multi-year settlement for local government is unfolding ahead of the Government’s Spending Review.
Roney to take on Solace role
Manchester City Council chief executive Joanne Roney is set to take on the post of President of Solace at the body’s AGM next month.
Solace president steps down as South Tyneside chief
Solace president Martin Swales has stepped down as chief executive of South Tyneside Council, after ten years in post.
EXCLUSIVE: Nine regional chiefs deliver Whitehall ultimatum
An ultimatum has been delivered by the nine regional chief executives working closely with the Government on the sector’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, The MJ has learnt.
Whiteman: Audit appointment system not independent enough
The system of appointing auditors needs to be independent and not driven by a politically-led organisation, finance expert Rob Whiteman has argued.
Central Bedfordshire announces new chief executive
Current director of place and communities, Marcel Coiffait, will take on the role later this year.