Parr to step down after 38 years in sector
Halton Council’s chief executive, David Parr, is to step down at the end of March.
Slough approves asset fire sale
Crisis-hit Slough Council has approved plans to flog around £600m worth of assets as it battles to get its finances under control.
Leicestershire faces worsening financial crisis
Leicestershire CC has said factors such as COVID-19 have left it facing a worsening financial crisis.
Hughes hints at multi-year funding settlement
Junior minister Eddie Hughes has attempted to reassure councils that a multi-year funding settlement may be approaching.
Government brushes off reorganisation challenge
The Government is believed to have brushed off a legal challenge from Cumbria CC to reorganisation plans for the county.
IPPR calls for new ‘proportional’ property charge to replace council tax
The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for a new ‘proportional’ property tax to replace the ‘unfair and outdated’ council tax.
Row over extra social care funding
The Welsh Local Government Association has hit out at the ‘insulting and unsubstantiated comments’ of Care Forum Wales following the announcement of extra funding for the country’s councils.
Belfast chief takes on Jersey role
Belfast City Council’s chief executive is set to become Jersey’s new top civil servant.
Hartlepool call for fairer funding
A cross-party demand for fairer council tax and local government funding has been sent to Secretary of State Robert Jenrick by Hartlepool BC.
Cumbria launches legal battle against reorganisation
Cumbria CC has launched a legal challenge to the Government’s plans to create two unitary authorities for the county.
Essex draws on reserves to fund legal dispute
Essex CC is drawing down £13m of reserves to fund an ongoing legal dispute over a failed waste scheme.
Cash-strapped council dumps LOBO loan
Cash-strapped Liverpool City Council is to swap £65m of loans for £107m of debt in order to cut interest payments.
Council exit payments halved
The Government has revealed exit payments by English councils have more than halved in the last seven years.
Council drive to tackle staff shortages
Dacorum BC has started retraining workers to drive waste lorry in a bid to tackle a national shortage of qualified drivers and the impact of the pandemic.
Unions urge pinged staff to isolate
Unions have urged waste and recycling staff to stay at home if ‘pinged’ by the COVID-19 app despite several councils having to reduce or suspend services.
Shropshire chief exit payment revealed
Shropshire Council has revealed its former chief executive received a severance payment of more than £124,000.
Environmental health risks being 'hollowed out'
More than half of English councils are not taking on environmental health trainees and apprentices due to funding and capacity issues, a survey has found.
EXCLUSIVE: Councils urged to 'sharpen commercial edge'
A new report has argued that allowing councils to sharpen their commercial edge will ‘unlock immense latent place potential’ and help ‘galvanise recovery’.
Redcar & Cleveland reduces cyber-attack cost estimate
Redcar & Cleveland BC has recalculated the cost of the cyber-attack it suffered down by £1.7m.
Cardiff boosts reserves in pandemic
Cardiff City Council’s reserves increased by £48m despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.