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Hampshire leader announces abrupt resignation

16/05/2024

The leader of Hampshire County Council has announced he is standing down next week after two years in the role.

Devon County Council’s long-serving leader steps down

18/04/2024

The leader of Devon County Council has said it is the ‘right time’ to leave the post after 15 years.

'Business as usual' for Lancashire councillors despite resignations

02/04/2024

Councillors in Lancashire have insisted it will be ‘business as usual’ despite 20 resignations in protest at the leadership of the national Labour party.

Officer-councillor tensions affecting outcomes, review finds

20/03/2024

Tensions between Teignbridge DC’s executive and senior leadership team are ‘inhibiting progress and damaging the council’s reputation,’ review warns.

Long-serving council leader to step down

12/03/2024

Sutton council leader Ruth Dombey, one of the longest-serving council leaders in the UK, has announced her intentions to step down.

Council leader reveals cancer diagnosis live on radio

07/02/2024

The leader of Braintree District Council has revealed on a live radio broadcast that he has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

Study reveals ‘worrying’ state of local government leadership

25/01/2024

Just over half of council leaders and managers believe their local authority isn’t ensuring accountability for failure, an alarming new study has revealed.

Report calls for more devolution to boost creative industries

23/01/2024

The further devolution of powers and funding connected to culture will help tackle economic stagnation and will boost to local communities, study finds.

Council bankruptcies underline the need for good governance

06/11/2023

Penny Rinta-Suksi, partner at law firm Blake Morgan, argues that innovative policies that aim to enable efficient service delivery must be built on the foundations of good governance.

Peterborough leader loses confidence vote

02/11/2023

Peterborough City Council has new political leadership after councillors voted to remove Conservative leader Wayne Fitzgerald.

Chiefs' new professional development framework launched

17/10/2023

The first version of a new professional development framework to keep local government chief executives ‘ahead of the game’ has been launched.

South East Councils to consider devolution of vehicle excise duty

01/09/2023

The devolution of vehicle excise duty (VED) will be among the options expected to be considered by a London Finance Commission-style investigation.

Sheffield apologises 'unreservedly' for trees dispute

21/06/2023

Sheffield City Council has apologised ‘unreservedly’ after a report found the authority mishandled a dispute over the felling of thousands of healthy trees.

Croydon pushes ahead with drive to hold former leaders to account

23/03/2023

Croydon LBC has announced ‘unprecedented action’ to hold ex-senior leaders to account for ‘misconduct, wrongdoing and failures in governance’.

‘Highest performing’ active travel councils named

13/03/2023

Leicester and Nottingham councils have been rated as two of the highest performing local authorities in the first ever Government review of active travel.

Khan announces £14m to restore trust in Met

27/01/2023

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out proposals for £14.2m of new funding to rebuild the trust and confidence of London’s communities in the Met Police.

Council chiefs welcome ‘shake-up’ of health and social care

08/06/2022

Council leaders have welcomed a review into health and social care leadership, particularly its emphasis on collaboration across the NHS and social care.

Broxtowe BC looks to adopt cabinet system of governance

11/02/2022

Broxtowe Borough Council is looking to move to a leader and cabinet model of decision making.

Council leader survives vote of no confidence

10/06/2020

A vote of no confidence in the leader of BCP Council, Cllr Vikki Slade, has failed by one vote.

Charity calls for ‘strong leadership’ to integrate support for disabled children

24/07/2019

Strong leadership is needed to streamline and integrate support for disabled children, according to campaigners.

Damning report on leadership diversity

11/10/2018

‘Little progress’ is being made in increasing the diversity of senior leadership in local authorities, a report published today has found.

Leader denies decision to step down related to local plan defeat

04/04/2018

The leader of South Oxfordshire District Council has denied his decision to step down before the local elections is related to the authority’s local plan.

Scottish council leader with ‘big heart’ passes away

07/02/2018

Perth & Kinross Council yesterday announced their leader Ian Campbell had passed away ‘suddenly’.

Public sector leadership: what can be learned from Grenfell?

15/12/2017

Grenfell sent shockwaves across the nation and has forced public sector organisations across the country to ask themselves serious questions.

Scottish council opts for joint leaders

24/08/2017

For the first time in its history, Aberdeen City Council has chosen to appoint co-leaders.

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