Combined authority announces interim chief
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has appointed Gordon Mitchell as its interim CEO.
Sheffield reaches verdict following chief’s lockdown party
Sheffield City Council’s chief executive Kate Josephs has received a written warning after attending a Whitehall lockdown party.
Council chiefs asked about resignations after child deaths
MPs investigating the failure to prevent the deaths of two children have asked the chief executives of the councils involved whether they had considered resigning.
Council chiefs argue for accountability
Senior officers have asked for greater accountability for the local government sector as part of the devolution process.
Telford & Wrekin named Council of the Year at MJ Awards
Telford & Wrekin Council has claimed the biggest prize of the day at The MJ Achievement Awards 2022.
Scottish council chief to step down after 18 months
Netta Meadows will leave Scottish Borders Council in September.
Braintree confirms chief executive appointment
Braintree DC has appointed Dan Gascoyne as its new chief executive.
A killer of a job?
Diary has some concerns about the recruitment process for the chief executive of the new unitary authority in Somerset.
Adult social care inspections ahead
Whitehall officials are drawing up a controversial adult social care inspections system after the passing of a new law.
Call for council to publish legal report into chief's 'political' tweet
Opposition Conservative councillors have called on Tameside MBC to publish a top lawyer’s report commissioned after then-chief executive Steven Pleasant posted a ‘political’ tweet.
Minister tells councils not to depend on fine income
Councils should not be depending on income from litter fines when drawing up their future budgets, a minister has suggested.
Levelling up 'biased towards larger towns and cities'
Rural areas risk losing out on the Government’s levelling up initiative because the programme’s metrics are biased towards larger towns and cities, a report based on council-commissioned research has claimed.
Travers to join consultancy
Lambeth LBC chief executive Andrew Travers will move to Inner Circle Consulting (ICC) after five years at the London borough.
Union questions Government severance pay guidance
Government advice that councils should reduce severance payments to bring them into line with the private sector is not based on any real evidence, according to the trade union for local authority chief executives.
Settlement for combined authority chief who quit
The chief executive who quit troubled Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority amid a bullying probe into mayor Nik Johnson has secured a settlement agreement, it has emerged.
Southampton announces new chief executive
Southampton City Council is to name a long-serving member of its leadership team as its new chief executive.
Warning over second s114 at troubled council
Conservative-run Northumberland Council may be hit by a second section 114, a senior officer has admitted.
Under-pressure mayor resists calls to resign
The under-pressure Labour mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has resisted calls to resign despite heavy criticism.
'Perfect storm' warning over supply chain pressures
Supply chain pressures are mounting up on local government, with place directors warning of a ‘perfect storm’.
West Dunbartonshire names new chief executive
Peter Hessett, currently the council’s chief officer of regulatory and regeneration, has been at West Dunbartonshire since 2013.