Women on the frontline are 'exhausted' survey warns
Women working in local government have warned the emotional, physical and financial impact of the pandemic is taking its toll, a new survey has revealed.
Answers sought over action against council chief
Councillors in Northumberland have demanded to see a report detailing why disciplinary action against its chief executive was taken and subsequently dropped.
Unions call for 10% pay rise for council staff
Three local government unions have called for a wage increase of at least 10% for all council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Exit pay cap revoked
The Government has dropped its controversial cap on public sector exit payments after admitting it had ‘unintended consequences’.
Election funds 'not enough'
Government funding for running elections under pandemic restrictions does not go far enough, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Split emerges as exit pay cap case approaches
Divisions have emerged between the Local Government Association (LGA) and groups challenging the exit pay cap.
Councils call for ‘assurance’ on elections
Officers handed the task of holding elections during a pandemic have appealed for more help from Whitehall.
Nottingham plans £100m asset sale
The council has identified £100m of assets for sale as part of a plan to bring its finances under control.
Council defies government by closing nurseries
A council has closed all of its nurseries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 despite the Government insisting they are ‘safe’.
Hackney insources cleaning services
More than 100 cleaning staff have been brought in-house by Hackney LBC as part of a wider drive to bring services under direct control.
New Year Honours awarded to local government workers
Figures across local government have been recognised for their response to the pandemic in the 2021 New Year Honours list.
Spending Review: Public sector pay increase for low earners
Public sector worker wage increases will be limited to the lowest paid, the chancellor has announced this afternoon.
Derbyshire to appoint managing executive director for a year
Since 2017, three executive directors have effectively shared the role of chief executive at Derbyshire in a ‘collective leadership’ model.
Exit pay cap legal proceedings begin
Council workers face an anxious wait as legal proceedings have been formally launched against the Government over its exit pay cap.
Care staff concerns as demand set to peak
Concerns have been voiced about staffing levels in children’s services as the COVID-19 second wave takes its toll.
District council workers agree to strike next month
Up to 1,000 workers at Newry, Mourne and Down DC are to strike following a row about pay and conditions.
Pension funds' plea for employer help
An appeal has been made to local government employers to help pensions staff facing an administrative mountain.
Care home occupancy down over Grim Reaper fears
People are reluctant to put their relatives into care homes because they think the ‘Grim Reaper is waiting at the gate,’ a senior councillor has warned.
York appoints first chief operating officer
Ian Floyd has been announced as the new chief operating officer at York City Council.
Government doubles down on exit pay cap
The Government has entrenched its position on its exit pay cap, raising the likelihood of a confrontation in the courts.