Call for more women in local government
Council leaders have admitted that the move towards gender balance in local government should be made at a ‘faster pace’.
VIDEO: Return of the Mc
If you think a viral video is something to see the doctor about you might not be familiar with Carpool Karaoke.
Stephenson steps down after post axed
Derbyshire CC’s chief executive has stepped down after the council agreed to abolish the post along with that of assistant chief executive and strategic director of corporate resources.
Reading balances books but warns: ‘there’s no room for error’
Reading Council’s new boss has said the authority’s books are balanced until 2020 but there is ‘no room for things to go wrong’.
Council ‘must improve data protection training’
Cheshire West & Chester Council has been told to improve its data protection training by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after failings were found.
‘Wall of silence’ blocking county devo
Councils covering areas outside cities have been left frustrated after being met by a ‘wall of silence’ from the Government on devolution.
Homelessness predicted to rocket
Rough sleeping has been predicted to rocket by 76% in the next 10 years, according to new analysis by homeless charity Crisis.
Connecting communities with their local authority
Dan Peters reports from a round table held at this year’s Local Government Association conference in which discussion centred on the percieved gap between councils and the people they serve.
Securing the robust and diverse leaders of tomorrow
While the London boroughs are making some small strides on gender equality, progress on ethnic diversity is much slower, writes John O'Brien.
Authorities join the jobs rush
Little indicates a sector reacting to a changing world like the emergence of exciting new job roles. Sam Clayden takes the temperature.
Put your trust in the right data
Nigel Lynn comments on the importance of thoroughly-checked local statistics – and a willingness for councils to actually act on them
West Yorkshire Combined Authority appoints new chair
The leader of Bradford Council, Susan Hinchcliffe, has replaced Peter Box as the chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
You know it’s the summer silly season when the annual surge in ‘loony council’ stories hit the tabloids.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
Derbyshire chief is axed to save money
Derbyshire CC has axed the chief executive role and will reduce the size of its top management team to save more than £300,000 a year.
Wrexham's chief executive takes up same role at Walsall
Wrexham CBC’s chief executive has stepped down to join Walsall MBC in the same post.
Praying for time
Diary knows better than to join simmering rows about religion.
Horwood gets interim MD role
Waverley BC has appointed an interim managing director and head of paid service.
A more volatile environment for senior managers
Sam Clayden reports on the alarming rise in dismissals and suspensions of chief executives and the fallout it creates.
‘Look to regional places to strengthen local economies’
Regional cities must take the lead in rebalancing the London-centric investment market, a think-tank has said.