Bournemouth looks to axe chief executive role
Bournemouth councillors will be asked to vote on making the role of chief executive redundant next week.
Lucas at Sunderland for another two years
Irene Lucas will take on the top job at Sunderland City Council permanently, having carried out the role on an interim basis for a year.
Councils struggle in face of rising homelessness
A housing shortfall and Government benefit cuts are ‘fuelling’ rising homelessness as councils warn they are struggling to find affordable tenancies.
Instilling positivity in staff will drive results
Nicola Bulbeck explains how Teignbridge DC is motivating its staff in a bid to boost outcomes.
Property purchases will net £1.6m for district council
Basildon BC could eventually spend £80m buying up property across the UK to generate £1.6m a year, councillors will be told.
Virgin Care sues Surrey CC over ‘flawed’ deal
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care Services is suing Surrey CC over the procurement process of a children’s services contract.
Assessing the role of leadership in the modern environment
Penna's new assessment approach for leadership roles focuses on how leadership is measured the modern environment.
White paper reform a ‘missed opportunity
Newport City Council has labelled the Welsh Government’s white paper on local government reform ‘disappointingly traditional’ and a missed opportunity.
PHE’s role in doubt
Public Health England’s (PHE) role after 100% business rates retention is rolled out remains unclear, according to the chief executive of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH).
Councils are braced for NHS cash raid
Local government is bracing itself for a NHS cash grab as it battles for influence over how to spend the extra £2bn for social care.
Only Surrey’s spending power ‘above national average’
All two-tier areas in England but one have a core spending power below average, representing an annual £1.9bn funding gap, new calculations have revealed.
Top-down plan shot down
Town halls and experts have kicked back at sweeping proposals urging ministers to impose new devolution structures on places that fail to agree them locally.
Manzie confirmed as Birmingham interim chief
Former Coventry City Council chief executive and local government veteran Stella Manzie has been confirmed as the interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council.
Mole Valley chief lands role at warring DC
Yvonne Rees has been named as the new chief executive of South Northamptonshire and Cherwell DCs at a time when Oxfordshire districts have become embroiled in a bitter spat with the county over unitary plans.
'Leading contributor' to combined authority to retire
Walsall MBC chief executive Paul Sheehan has announced his intention to retire later this year, ending a career in local government spanning 41 years.
Crawley names first female chief executive
Crawley BC has named Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its first female chief executive.
Unitary plan would 'pull council off see-saw'
South Northamptonshire DC has warned that unitary plans by ‘financially-stricken’ Oxfordshire CC would put its joint working partnership with Cherwell DC at risk.
Regional approach to immigration hailed as ‘a common sense idea’
Reports that Brexit secretary David Davis is open to a regional approach to immigration have been welcomed by think-tanks.
Ringfenced grant will help bridge gap
Failing to acknowledge deprivation levels and the health of the pop-ulation when devising the business rates redistribution formula will amplify inequalities, the chief executive of the Association of Directors of Public Health has warned.
A woman’s tale
Female chief executives have been attempting to shatter the glass ceiling for the last few decades.