North West Leicestershire chief resigns
Bev Smith, who joined the council in 2017, has announced her resignation.
London government's longest serving chief to step down
One of the UK’s longest-serving chief executives, Barry Quirk, has announced he will retire after 45 years in local government.
Reasons for director's dismissal emerge
A former rising star at South Somerset DC was dismissed after allegedly using furloughed council staff to undertake work on her private vineyard, it has emerged.
Detailed improvement plan for North Kesteven
North Kesteven DC has proposed a detailed improvement plan – including sharing more senior management responsibilities - despite receiving a glowing peer review.
Sheffield councillors to decide on action against chief
A committee of councillors will be convened in Sheffield to decide whether action will be taken against the city council’s chief executive.
Two more council partnerships scrapped
Two more council partnerships have been scrapped, it has emerged.
Council defends chief following court settlement
North Northamptonshire has defended a former council chief executive after settling a claim of abuse of process.
Sheffield chief apologises for Whitehall leaving do
The chief executive officer of Sheffield City Council has apologised for having her Whitehall leaving do while coronavirus restrictions were in place.
Auditor finds 'governance breakdown' over chief's payoff
Pembrokeshire CC must ‘regain public trust’ after Wales’ auditor general detailed a ‘serious breakdown in governance’ over the payoff to former chief executive Ian Westley.
Achieving great things for Kingston
Kingston RLBC won the senior leadership team of the year category of The MJ Awards 2021. Great staff have come together to collectively own the budget and quickly transform lives, writes Ian Thomas.
Pride in Plymouth puts the city on top
Plymouth City Council’s ambition, community engagement and effective partnership working earned it The MJ’s Local Authority of the Year award. Michael Burton reports.
Third commissioner to join Slough
Essex CC chief executive Gavin Jones has been appointed as assistant commissioner following a request from lead commissioner Max Caller.
Council pays out damages over 'vendetta' claim
A settlement has been agreed following 20 years of legal disputes with now-defunct East Northamptonshire DC.
Long-serving council officer takes top job
Dylan Williams has been appointed as Isle of Anglesey CC’s new chief executive.
Proudfoot announces retirement
The chief executive of Harborough DC, Norman Proudfoot, has announced that he is to retire in February.
Cambridgeshire announces interim chief executive
Councillors rubber-stamped the decision to appoint Amanda Askham to the role for seven weeks until the arrival of permanent chief executive Stephen Moir in February.
Simpson promoted at Stockport
Stockport MBC’s deputy chief executive Caroline Simpson is expected to be promoted to the top role.
Eastleigh's Tustian announces retirement
The chief executive of Eastleigh BC, Nick Tustian, has announced he will be retiring in May.
Former London borough chief Martin to Ealing
Ealing LBC councillors will be asked to approve the appointment of former London borough boss Paul Martin as its new interim head of paid services.
Aye, it’s an Alfa
Cars have often been as much of a status symbol as a means of getting about.