Committee chair claims minister ignoring Universal Credit concerns
A senior MP has warned Whitehall may be withholding ‘bad news’ in order to present the ‘mega reform’ as a success.
Sutcliffe: CQC 'got some things wrong' in local systems reviews
The chief inspector of social care has admitted mistakes were made in the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) initial approach to local systems reviews.
Health and care reform challenge 'greatest since welfare state creation'
Health and social care face the ‘greatest reform challenge since the creation of the welfare state,’ the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has said.
Barnet's former chief executive to join Lambeth as interim chief
Lambeth LBC is due to finalise the appointment of Barnet LBC’s former chief executive, who stepped down over an electoral blunder last year, in an interim capacity next week.
Dudley's deputy chief executive moves to Bolton
Dudley MBC's deputy chief executive will join Bolton MBC as chief early next year.
Lambeth chief steps down
Lambeth LBC chief executive Sean Harriss has resigned, after a period of ill-health, the council has announced.
Pensions partnership launches fund
A £1.3bn fund has been launched by Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) to offer investors ‘cost-effective exposure to diverse sources of return’.
Unitary councils have 'manifestly failed' on diversity
Not a single chief executive officer at 50 unitary councils comes from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background, new research has revealed today.
Councils can save £3bn on adult social care
Councils could save £3bn a year on adult social care services by reducing demand, a new report has suggested.
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Gavin Jones: We must become learning organisations
Kicking off a series of articles, Gavin Jones argues the increasingly complex world challenges the prevailing ways councils work and think. The sector must now adapt.
Financial fears grow in face of UC rollout
Pressure was this week piled on ministers as they vowed to push ahead with the troubled Universal Credit (UC) rollout.
Birmingham appoints new assistant chief executive
Birmingham City Council has appointed an associate director at KPMG to the role of assistant chief executive.
Bristol to axe chief executive role
Bristol City Council's management restructure proposals do not include the post of chief executive, the council has confirmed.
'Give managers greater decision-making power to innovate'
Senior council managers should devolve powers to all levels of leadership in order to innovate in a time of austerity, new research has suggested.
Javid: Conservatives must tackle housing
Lack of housing is the biggest domestic issue facing the Conservatives, communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.
County chief steps down amid financial fears
Northamptonshire CC chief executive Dr Paul Blantern has resigned, shortly after speaking out about the county’s dire financial position.
Hammond announces £400m for Northern Powerhouse
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an extra £400m for the north of England at the Conservative Party conference.
Shelter calls for legal loophole closure
A legal loophole has allowed big developers in Kensington and Chelsea to avoid building more than 700 social homes.
Chorley's deputy chief executive retires after 20 years
Chorley BC’s deputy chief executive has retired from the role.