Chief executives

Sector fumes over lack of pre-Brexit briefing

21/02/2019

Councils have threatened to walk away from Government attempts to engage with them on Brexit amid growing frustrations about the response to their concerns.

Northamptonshire budget process a ‘rollercoaster’

07/02/2019

The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC said the council’s budget was prepared with the speed of a rollercoaster.

Brokenshire gets Brexit breakdown from chiefs

31/01/2019

Chief executives have told communities secretary James Brokenshire Whitehall needs to be more joined up between departments and in its communications with councils over Brexit.

Whitehall 'leadership' needed to help councils cope with financial pressures

15/01/2019

The Government must improve oversight and transparency over local authorities to ensure their financial sustainability, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.

New Years Honours for Rotherham

29/12/2018

Rotherham MBC commissioner Mary Ney and director of children’s services Ian Thomas have both been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours.

Labour hits out at housing cash shift

12/11/2018

Labour has called for all areas to receive greater Government backing after Whitehall shifted the focus of its housing cash.

Council's 'core offer' still leaves £33m deficit

05/11/2018

East Sussex CC’s chief executive Becky Shaw has laid out a ‘core offer’ that could risk the council’s ‘ability to meet statutory guidance and deadlines’.

Ministry moves on Brexit

24/10/2018

Senior Marsham Street officials have stepped up their preparations for Brexit after complaints from frustrated councils that they were being shut out of the process.

Crunch time for municipal bonds

23/08/2018

The struggling Municipal Bonds Agency has pleaded for councils to ‘pull behind us’ amid warnings it could run out of money before issuing a bond.

Working homeless figures soar over five years

23/07/2018

The number of families described as ‘working homeless’ has soared over the past five years, housing charity Shelter has warned.

Cheshire East chief executive quits after 15 month suspension

11/07/2018

A council chief executive who has been under investigation for more than a year has resigned.

Hawthorne: Local industrial strategies could go same way as devolution

04/07/2018

Parts of the country could be left behind when Whitehall rolls out its local industrial strategies, a senior Local Government Association (LGA) figure has warned.

Northern Irish councils call for further devolution

21/06/2018

The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.

Local government figures celebrated in Queen's birthday honours

11/06/2018

The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.

Northampton unitary plan falls

15/05/2018

The tight timeframe for reorganising local government across Northamptonshire claimed its first victim this week despite ministers’ decision to extend the consultation period.

Fitzgerald resigns from Liverpool ahead of crunch meeting

14/05/2018

Liverpool City Council’s chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald, is understood to have resigned days before an independent panel was due to consider his future.

Brokenshire announces Northamptonshire commissioners

09/05/2018

New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.

Cash-strapped Northants criticised for paying £900,000 to former CEO’s firm

23/03/2018

Northamptonshire CC has been criticised for paying over £900,000 to firm owned by Damon Lawrenson, who was then handed the role of interim chief executive.

Javid orders review after second council payment error

20/03/2018

The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.

Hammond offers little respite for council finances

13/03/2018

Council finances were offered little respite in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement today.

Worcestershire chief executive passes away

05/03/2018

The chief executive of Worcestershire County Council passed away last week after 40 years in local government.

Council called out on bullying and harassment

30/01/2018

Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.

Inspectors sent in to probe Northamptonshire Council's finances

09/01/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a best value inspection of Conservative-led Northamptonshire CC amid continuing concerns over its financial management and corporate governance.

Chief executive suspended after elections review

27/11/2017

Newcastle-under-Lyme BC has suspended its chief executive and monitoring officer after an independent review into problems faced by voters at the General Election.

Industrial Strategy snubs councils

27/11/2017

Business secretary Greg Clark has snubbed councils and empowered local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in the Government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy.

Labour Party suspends Slough leader

03/11/2017

Slough BC’s leader has been suspended from the Labour Party, amid criticism over his choice of permanent chief executive.

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Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.

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