Nottingham in bid to 'stabilise' energy company
A new management team has been installed at Robin Hood Energy and governance of council-controlled companies is being overhauled after the company was threatened with having its licence revoked.
Watchdog concerns over sustainability and services at Highland Council
The Accounts Commission expects the council to ‘demonstrate improvement in the next 12 months’ by implementing a series of recommendations made by Audit Scotland.
Hertsmere appoints managing director following management restructure
Sajida Bijle has been confirmed as Hertsmere BC’s new managing director following a management restructure.
Reading appoints leisure operator on 25-year contract
Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) has been awarded a contract to operate Reading BC’s leisure services.
Council insources 'unsustainable' care service
Bath & North East Somerset Council has decided to bring in-house adult care services following the termination of an ‘unsustainable’ outsourcing contract.
Sector presses for further action on cladding
Building safety reforms billed as the ‘biggest change for a generation’ do not go far enough to clamp down on potentially dangerous cladding, councils argued this week.
Cambridge chief announces departure
Antoinette Jackson will leave Cambridge City Council in the summer after more than 20 years' service.
Councils ‘unfairly disadvantaged’ in asylum-seeking system
Two councils have pleaded with neighbouring authorities to step-up to take in more unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).
Kettering to create town council
A new town council is to be created as part of local government reorganisation in Northamptonshire.
Hull bids to pilot Universal Basic Income
Councillors voted to establish a steering group and seek support from the Government.
Enforcement looms over Grenfell-style cladding towers
Plans are yet to be put forward to remove potentially dangerous Grenfell-style cladding on dozens of tower blocks.
Kier shares surge on trading update
Investors have issued a vote of confidence in Kier’s efforts to turn around the business with a jump in its share price.
Scottish City Deals ‘lack aims and objectives’
Watchdogs have questioned the transparency and oversight of Scotland’s £5.2bn City Deals.
Collaboration key to £104m development
Westminster City Council partnered with four private sector organisations to create the mixed-use development.
Sandwell interim chief takes permanent role
David Stevens has been announced as chief executive of Sandwell MBC.
Cornwall awards waste contract after procurement delay
Cornwall Council has appointed Biffa to provide its waste collection service after scaling back its contract demands.
Rutland chief announces retirement
Helen Briggs said it had been an 'honour’ to serve the council for 13 years.
Medway given six months to turn around children's services
Medway Council could lose control of its children’s services unless it improves standards within the next six months.
Doubts cast over council's £100m investment plan
West Berkshire Council is to review its property investment strategy.
Outsourcing boosts recycling rates - study
Outsourced waste collections are achieving higher recycling rates than in-house services, new research has suggested.