• Former London borough chief joins Breckland and South Holland

    12 October 2020

    Nathan Elvery has been confirmed as the interim head of paid service at Breckland and South Holland DCs.

  • Dundee appoints new chief executive

    09 October 2020

    Greg Colgan will take up the post on the retirement of current chief, David Martin.

  • Mayor 'rejects' government lockdown restrictions

    02 October 2020

    Middlesbrough Mayor, Andy Preston, has said he doesn't accept the new lockdown measures being imposed by the Government as they are based on ignorance and factual inaccuracies.

  • ‘Devolve to Resolve’ the jobs and skills challenge

    29 September 2020

    Powers and budgets for post-16 employment and skills development policy should be unconditionally devolved to combined and local authorities to allow for targeted interventions, says Charlotte Morgan.

  • Central Bedfordshire announces new chief executive

    25 September 2020

    Current director of place and communities, Marcel Coiffait, will take on the role later this year.

  • Supporting young workers with SEND through the crisis

    25 September 2020

    Claire Cookson discusses how young people with learning disabilities have stepped into key worker roles for councils during the pandemic, and how the period can act as a springboard for more fairness and equality.

  • Staring into the jobs abyss

    22 September 2020

    With the furlough scheme due to finish at the end of next month, can local government support COVID-hit local economies and residents left without work? Ann McGauran talks to sector experts.

  • Chief executive to retire after 43 years

    15 September 2020

    The chief executive of Durham Council, Terry Collins, has announced his retirement following a 43-year career in local government.

  • Children's trust chairman quits

    15 September 2020

    The chairman of Northamptonshire Children’s Trust has resigned after the county council raised concerns over the appointment.

  • Redundancy notifications at more than double levels of last recession

    15 September 2020

    Redundancy notifications are running at more than double the levels seen in the 2008/09 recession, with the vast majority caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

  • Inspiring a new generation

    14 September 2020

    Future First works with state schools and colleges to link young people with alumni and employers, making it the perfect fit this year as the official charity for the The MJ Awards, says Nancy Scott.

  • Booting up for a new career in coding

    08 September 2020

    Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street explains how coding bootcamps are helping learners from the West Midlands to start exciting new careers in technology.

  • A Programme of change for Scotland

    08 September 2020

    Scotland’s new Programme for Government offered Indyref 2 as the showstopper, but for local government across the UK the focus will be on the findings of a review to consider the move to a National Care Service. Heather Jameson reports.

  • Birmingham proposes to adopt ‘Rooney rule’

    07 September 2020

    Birmingham City Council is proposing to mandate at least one woman and one BAME candidate are shortlisted for every job vacancy.

  • Reform of Public Health England is a future of work question

    03 September 2020

    Local areas should be ‘empowered and equipped to respond to the more familiar and endogenous drivers of health inequalities’ including access to good work, says Dr Abigail Gilbert.

  • DCN: Bigger local government is ‘not better or cheaper’

    01 September 2020

    Proposals for county unitary councils would be 122 times larger than the average council in Germany, a new report by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) warns today.

  • The problem with averages

    30 August 2020

    In the aftermath of the exams disaster it should sound obvious that the individual matters, says Dan Corry – but it is a point missed out far too often in policy analysis.

  • More autonomy for councils is crucial

    25 August 2020

    Brent’s independent Poverty Commission report recommends enhanced powers and finances for councils. Councils have earned their place, says Shazia Hussain.

  • Eden chief announces departure

    25 August 2020

    The chief executive of Eden DC, Rose Rouse, is to leave the authority and the public sector at the end of the month.

  • Wakefield chief requests early retirement

    21 August 2020

    The chief executive of Wakefield Council, Merran McRae, is to step down after requesting early retirement.