Havering 'can look both ways'
Havering LBC’s chief executive has insisted that the council can look towards both London and Essex as it plots a path to the future.
Ten years of shining a light on the exceptional work of councillors
The Local Government Information Unit’s (LGiU) Cllr Achievement Awards – now in their 10th year – are the only national awards to honour the hard work and dedication of councillors. Dr Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the LGiU, tells us more.
We need a more nuanced conversation around trust
Ben Page says that while trust in central Government has fallen in both Britain and the US since the 1960s, the problem is not new, or acute. It is chronic - and was there 'as money poured in under Blair' and is 'still there as money pours out'.
‘Legacy issues’ delay South Ribble accounts
The leader of South Ribble BC has told councillors the authority will miss the statutory deadline for publishing its annual accounts.
County Councils Network announces next chairman
The County Councils Network (CCN) has announced that Hertfordshire CC leader Cllr David Williams will be its next chairman.
Councils still dominated by male politicans, says Fawcett Society
Women’s representation in local government is ‘at a standstill’ according to the Fawcett Society.
Council to borrow extra cash after project cost hike
Stockton-on-Tees BC councillors last night approved an extra £6.5m borrowing after costs for the restoration of a live entertainment venue increased.
Worcest case scenarios
The word chairman conjures up images of Chinese dictators and dodgy Russian football club owners.
Extra borrowing request after restoration costs rise
Stockton-on-Tees BC councillors will be asked next week to approve an extra £6.5m borrowing after costs for the restoration of a live entertainment venue increased.
Legal officers press for standards reform
The rise in the number of independent councillors has strengthened the case for a tougher standards regime, monitoring officers have argued.
Council finding it 'harder to identify and deliver savings'
Knowsley MBC is finding it ‘harder to identify and deliver savings’ given the scale of Government funding cuts, senior councillors will be told next week.
Call for Liverpool intervention after mayoral review frustration
Liverpool City Council’s Lib Dem leader has called for the Government to intervene after he claimed the authority blocked his attempts to review the elected mayor position.
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.
Medway habits must change, officers warn
Medway Council’s ‘reliance on windfalls’ is unsustainable after increased income from local taxation allowed it to balance its 2018/19 budget, senior councillors will be warned.
Senior councillors meet to agree Amey terms
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is to decide on terms to end its fraught highways contract with Amey at a meeting tomorrow.
'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.
‘A bereavement – with no funeral’
Dame Jane Roberts says that while the abrupt end of a councillor’s role may be a significant loss, there are many ways to continue making a valuable contribution to society.
Labour to tighten control over Enfield group
The Labour Party will tighten its control over the local Enfield group following a months-long investigation into internal party processes.
In Piers we trust?
It says a lot about the state of the country when British people think Piers Morgan is more trustworthy than their local councillor.
Council should 'build on lessons learned' after critical review
King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC should ‘build on the lessons learned’ from the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial workspace, the council’s chief executive has said.