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Hampshire leader announces abrupt resignation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Chiefs' new professional development framework launched


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Council leader survives vote of no confidence


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


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

Damning report on leadership diversity


‘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


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


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

Public sector leadership: what can be learned from Grenfell?


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


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

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