Councils have 'irreplaceable' role in levelling up
Councils are ready to work with central government to deliver change in communities, president of chief executives' organisation Solace, Joanne Roney, has said.
Benefits teams overcome COVID challenges
Most councils in Scotland maintained or improved benefits services during the COVID-19 pandemic while battling short staffing and technological issues, a report has found.
More unions announce strike ballots
Two more trade unions have moved a step closer to industrial action after members rejected the latest pay offer.
Call to give care staff priority access to fuel
Ministers have been urged to introduce emergency measures to ensure social care staff can get fuel for their cars.
Increase workers' pay to improve care
Pay rises for adult social care workers can support local economies, boost recruitment and retention, and improve care, according to The Living Wage Foundation.
Derbyshire to abandon collective leadership
The council is set to appoint a permanent managing director after four years in a management overhaul.
Time to give frontline staff the things they deserve
The perfect storm of Brexit and coronavirus has impacted on the UK in a number of different ways – including the steady supply of staff for low paid jobs.
Penna view: Now is a great time to recruit
What has changed when it comes to recruiting staff post-pandemic? Andrew Tromans looks at some of the issues - and opportunities - when it comes to getting the best staff
The best of both worlds in Notts
Anthony May says hybrid working will play a big part in helping Nottinghamshire CC to deliver the best and most cost-effective services possible.
Torbay managers drive bin lorries
Kerbside collection services across the country have suffered disruption due to a shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers.
Call to 'resume democratic control' at Ceredigion
Ceredigion Council’s leader has been urged to ‘resume democratic control’ of the authority.
Weaver’s real deal
Care services near ‘breaking point’
Councils in Wales have warned soaring demand and staff shortages have begun to impact on care services.
Judge blocks attempt to protect director from ‘puerile’ comments
The High Court ruled that a blogger’s slew of ‘puerile’ and ‘unpleasant’ comments about a council director do not constitute harassment.
Social worker stabbed on welfare visit
The stabbing of a Haringey social worker in the line of duty is a reminder of the dangers they face on a daily basis, the council has said.
MHCLG issue details on critical staff who can skip 'pingdemic' rules
Highway maintenance, regulatory and trading standards staff will not be allowed to skip isolation if they are ‘pinged’ by the NHS COVID app.
Union concerns over homeworking
A council’s plans to close offices and increase homeworking for staff have come under fire from a trade union.
Council exit payments halved
The Government has revealed exit payments by English councils have more than halved in the last seven years.
Council drive to tackle staff shortages
Dacorum BC has started retraining workers to drive waste lorry in a bid to tackle a national shortage of qualified drivers and the impact of the pandemic.
Unions urge pinged staff to isolate
Unions have urged waste and recycling staff to stay at home if ‘pinged’ by the COVID-19 app despite several councils having to reduce or suspend services.