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Council to announce chief after capacity criticism

15/04/2024

East Devon DC is hoping to announce its new chief executive early next month after peers said senior level capacity was currently ‘limited’.

'Culture of mistrust' found at Newham

04/03/2024

Newham LBC’s chief executive has vowed to tackle the ‘culture of mistrust’ among politicians and officers laid bare by a critical peer review.

Council probe leads officers to ‘step back’

19/02/2024

Two senior Guildford and Waverley officers have agreed to temporarily ‘step back’ from their roles amid intensifying investigations into housing maintenance contracts.

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.

Council urged to address low reserves

12/06/2023

Senior managers at Eastbourne BC must address the council’s low levels of reserves given current cost pressures within sector, an LGA-led review has warned.

Pension figures lobbying over active management

08/06/2023

Council pension figures are lobbying for active management in case the Treasury renews pressure on the scheme’s funds to use cheaper passive investment.

Long-buried report reveals 'organisational dysfunction'

03/10/2022

‘Organisational dysfunction at the most senior level’ of Croydon LBC has been laid bare in a long-buried report leaked to The MJ.

Oxfordshire councils look to scrap partnership

18/01/2022

Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council have announced they are looking to end their formal partnership.

Management team split for Hampshire councils

06/01/2022

East Hampshire DC and Havant BC will establish their own management teams after a 12-year partnership, the councils have announced.

Commissioners to monitor Slough improvement plan

26/10/2021

Mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture contributed to Slough Council’s financial meltdown, two Government-ordered reviews have concluded.

Councils in talks over single workforce

03/09/2020

Havant BC and East Hampshire DC are in talks over creating a single flexible workforce.

New management model with no chief approved

25/07/2019

Redcar and Cleveland BC hopes to save about £220,000 per year after scrapping its chief executive role as part of a new management model.

Call for leader to quit after 'repeated failures'

05/06/2019

Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has called for Northamptonshire CC leader, Matt Golby, to quit after ‘repeated failures’ in the council’s children’s services.

'Slow progress' two years after inadequate judgement

24/05/2019

Gloucestershire CC is making ‘slow progress’ in improving its services for its children and young people two years after it was judged inadequate, Ofsted has found.

Review finds lack of due diligence over council's commercial workspace project

21/03/2019

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC should ‘build on the lessons learned’ from the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial workspace, the council’s chief executive has said.

Newham to improve financial management after £9m fraud allegations

16/01/2019

The Mayor of Newham has announced plans to set up a commission to advise the council on how to ‘become a beacon of good practice’ in its financial management.

Putting people at the heart of asset management plans

17/12/2018

A growing role for facilities management and futuristic workplaces were highlights at the Assets & Estates Management Conference. Mark Whitehead reports

Parking management worth £3.6bn, London boroughs say

03/10/2018

London’s boroughs have made the business case for their parking management, with a report that estimates it is worth £3.58bn per year to the capital’s economy.

Pared-down senior management would deliver 'significant savings' in Nottinghamshire

05/09/2018

A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.

Children's services blow for new chiefs

16/05/2018

Surrey CC’s children’s services are still inadequate, according to Ofsted – three years after they received the same grade.

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