Chief executive crosses the Tyne to join Sunderland
The chief executive of North Tyneside MBC is to move to Sunderland City Council.
Northern Irish councils' devolution call
The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.
EXCLUSIVE: Councils could face ‘traffic light’ grading on finances
Every council could be publicly graded red, amber or green for financial resilience under plans by finance chiefs to avoid another financial collapse, The MJ has learnt.
CIPFA hits back at Tesco rates attack
Finance directors have hit back at criticisms made by big companies that business rates are causing the collapse of retailers on the high street.
There is no room for heroes in today's health and care landscape
Ewan King explains why systems leadership is more important than ever in the age of integrated care systems.
Manzie made a Dame
The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.
ALACE gives green light to improved pay offer
Council chief executives have accepted a revised pay deal which brings them in line with the rest of the sector’s staff.
Why we should be optimistic about local public services
There are many reasons to be cheerful about local public services, and Anna Randle says that the work councils and local partners are doing is helping to make a difference in people’s lives.
Chief executive to retire after 40 years
Four decades of public service are to come to an end with the retirement of Wealden DC chief executive, Charles Lant.
Big data and water carriers
Blair McPherson says it takes all kinds of people to make a winning team, and we need to make sure our organisations have the right balance of skill and leadership.
Regional employers rebel over pay offer for chiefs
A regional rebellion is building over the national employers’ inferior pay offer for chief executives and senior officers.
Northamptonshire intervention bolsters sector's credit quality
Local government’s high credit quality has been bolstered by the Government’s intervention at Northamptonshire, an expert has said.
Case for Edinburgh tourist tax builds
Edinburgh City Council leader, Cllr Adam McVey, has argued a small tourist levy would be in the ‘best interests’ of residents, businesses and visitors.
Brokenshire appoints Booth-Smith as SpAd
Localis chief executive Liam Booth-Smith has been appointed as a special adviser to local government secretary James Brokenshire.
‘No heroics – just solid leadership’
Attracted to the job of chief executive of Bolton by the ‘brilliant vision’ for the place, Tony Oakham is working on the delivery of that vision. He tells Heather Jameson about some of the leadership role models that have inspired him throughout his career.
Capita commits to sector at crunch meeting
Capita’s new chief executive Jonathan Lewis has met with a number of local government clients to detail his vision for the company.
Bailey to oversee management review at North Somerset
An ex-chief executive of Islington LBC, Local Partnerships and consultancy iMPOWER has been appointed interim boss and head of paid service at North Somerset Council.
Hounslow chief takes up top job at GLA
Hounslow LBC chief executive Mary Harpley has been appointed as chief officer at the Greater London Authority.
Auditor attacks Northamptonshire reporting
Financial reporting at Northamptonshire CC was too ‘vague’ and lacked crucial detail prior to the county’s Section 114 notice, a new audit report has revealed.
Welsh councils' Brexit call
Welsh local government has made a series of Brexit-related calls at an event in Cardiff today attended by council chief executives and directors.