New chief executive to take over at Cheshire East
Cheshire East Council is expected to appoint Rob Polkinghorne as its new permanent chief executive.
Home Office admits 'more we can and need to do'
More needs to be done to share data and improve communications with councils, Home Office mandarins have admitted.
East Dunbartonshire appoints new chief executive
Ann Davie joined the council 17 years ago as head of HR and organisational development before being named depute chief executive.
'Critical' to maintain progress, Dundee told
A finance watchdog has said Dundee City Council is ‘well-run’ but ‘long-standing difficulties remain’ to be tackled in its improvement journey.
Nottingham issues s114 notice
Nottingham City Council has issued a section 114 notice after failing to deliver a balanced budget for the current financial year.
Surge in costly care placements
The number of children’s care placements costing £10,000 or more per week has soared by more than 1,000%, a new survey has revealed.
North Northamptonshire announces new chief executive
North Northamptonshire Council has appointed Adele Wylie as its new chief executive.
Council reprimanded after suffering Cyber attack
Gloucester City Council has pledged lessons will be learnt following a reprimand from a data watchdog over a Cyber attack.
London borough applies for capitalisation direction
Havering LBC is to apply for a capitalisation direction as it bids to avoid issuing a section 114 notice next year.
Rotheram threatened over Covid restrictions
Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram was assigned 24-hour police security after he received threats during the Covid pandemic, he revealed today.
Mayor failed to intervene following bullying
Details have emerged of a bullying probe at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority that found mayor Nik Johnson breached the organisation’s code of conduct.
East Riding parts ways with chief executive
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced the departure of chief executive Caroline Lacey.
Penna announces new managing director
Kathryn Kempster will take the reins from Julie Towers, who will step down as managing director next month.
MPs press Government to resolve audit crisis
The Government should show more urgency in tackling the local audit crisis, a committee of MPs has said.
DLUHC defends homelessness monitoring
Mandarins have denied they do not have a clear picture of homelessness levels among Ukrainian refugees.
Autumn Statement: Level 4 devolution unveiled
More powers will be offered to areas with a level 3 devolution deal, the Government has announced as part of the Autumn Statement.
Sector unites in plea to chancellor
The local government sector in England has put out a call to Jeremy Hunt to ‘address the significant financial challenges faced by councils’.
Borough announces new chief executive
Tamworth BC has confirmed Stephen Gabriel as the council’s new chief executive.
Southampton in informal talks with Government for support
Southampton City Council has been in ‘informal contact’ with the Government over a capitalisation direction as it attempts to avoid a s114 notice.
CQC issues verdicts in pilot care assessments
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has completed assessments of adult social care at five councils under its pilot scheme.