Jobs cull for Kier
Kier Group is to cut around 1,200 jobs and make savings of £55m over the next two years amid a planned sell-off of many of its commercial interests.
Pensions Infrastructure Platform optimistic despite Brexit
A vehicle designed to encourage council pension schemes to invest in UK infrastructure will not launch a fresh fund this year but remains optimistic.
Wirral appoints interim chief executive
Paul Satoor has been appointed as interim chief executive of Wirral MBC.
'Stuck in the past'
Campaigners have claimed parts of local government are ‘still stuck firmly in the past’ after a chief broke cover to reveal her council’s sexist culture.
Savings scepticism over election reforms
Election professionals have expressed scepticism that expected savings from reforming the annual canvass will offset the need for Government funding for individual electoral registration (IER).
Voter ID confidence drops
The proportion of people who think voter ID helps to prevent electoral fraud has dropped from 52% in 2016 to 35% in 2019, new research has found.
Recognition for council pair in Queen's Birthday Honours
The leader and former chief executive of a district council have both received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Council to 'fully investigate' complaints after sexism claims
Stratford-on-Avon DC has said it will ‘fully investigate complaints of inappropriate behaviour’ after its outgoing head of paid service claimed it had a sexist culture.
Charnwood chief to retire
The chief executive of Charnwood BC has announced he will be retiring in the summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Miller in talent exodus warning
The ‘vilification’ of public servants risks driving considerable talent out of local government, former president of chief executives’ organisation Solace, Jo Miller, has told The MJ.
Doncaster to name acting chief executive
Damian Allen has been recommended to step in following the departure of Jo Miller.
Dawes orders review of review after ministry makes same error again
The Government may have to pay out up to £15m to councils after it made yet another error in its business rate pilot administration.
In-work poverty is the scourge of our time, says Miller
‘In-work poverty is the scourge of our time,’ former Solace president Jo Miller has told BBC’s Women’s Hour.
Wirral chief executive announces departure
Wirral BC’s chief executive is to leave the council to head the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Highland Council to implement new senior management stucture
A new senior management structure at Highland Council will be implemented by the end of the year.
Chief executive and two deputies placed on 'special leave'
The chief executive and two deputy chief executives at a Lancashire authority have been asked to temporarily step down from their roles.
Tributes for Scottish local government giant
An instrumental figure in laying the foundations of Scotland’s Improvement Service has died.
'Diminishing' chief role to be axed
Aylesbury Vale DC (AVDC) will make the chief executive role redundant eight months before the council is abolished in a reorganisation.
County to streamline corporate centre support
‘Ongoing financial challenges’ have forced Essex CC to delete its executive director for corporate development role.
EXCLUSIVE: Treasurers reject financial management plan
Treasurers have called for wholesale changes to a planned overhaul of financial management in councils as they rejected a draft code.