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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’.

Slough chief to stand down

15/03/2024

Slough BC’s chief executive Stephen Brown is to stand down, the authority has announced.

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.

Mapley to take over from Whiteman at CIPFA

16/02/2024

Hertfordshire CC boss Owen Mapley will take over as Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) chief executive officer when Rob Whiteman retires, it has been announced.

Local government figures made peers

12/02/2024

Local government has been recognised in the latest round of peerages, with two senior figures heading to the House of Lords. 

Fourth commissioner appointed at Woking

13/12/2023

The Government has appointed Richard Carr as a managing director commissioner at Woking BC.

LGA chief departs

06/10/2023

Local Government Association chief executive Mark Lloyd will be leaving with immediate effect, the association has announced.

South Lanarkshire begins search for new chief

23/08/2023

The chief executive of South Lanarkshire Council, Cleland Sneddon, has announced he is to retire at the end of the year.

Hackney chief to stand down

17/07/2023

Mark Carroll is to step down as chief executive of Hackney LBC at the end of next month.

LGA sets up tribute page for Lord Kerslake

04/07/2023

The Local Government Association as set up a tribute page following the death of Lord Bob Kerslake. 

Tributes to 'rare gem' Lord Kerslake

03/07/2023

Figures across local and national government have paid tribute to ‘champion of local democracy’ Lord Bob Kerslake.

Council chiefs named in King's Birthday Honours

19/06/2023

Council officers and members were among those to be named on the King’s Birthday Honours list this year.

Hackney chief steps back from duties

24/04/2023

Hackney LBC chief executive Mark Carroll has announced he will be stepping back from his council duties to attend to family matters.

County recruits London borough chief

13/04/2023

Staffordshire CC has announced the appointment of Pat Flaherty as its next chief executive.

Levelling up director appointed amid recruitment uncertainty

17/02/2023

The Government is still ‘reviewing the recruitment process for levelling up directors’ despite appointing an ex-Number 10 official to a role with same title.

Rossendale names next chief executive

12/01/2023

Rossendale BC has announced Rob Huntington will become its next chief executive.

Interim chief given role permanently

23/11/2022

Swansea City & CC has appointed its interim chief executive on a permanent basis.

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.

Jenrick sacked as communities secretary

15/09/2021

Robert Jenrick has been removed from the role of secretary of state for housing, communities and local government in the Cabinet reshuffle.

BREAKING: Slough becomes second council to issue Section 114 in a year

01/07/2021

Slough Council has become the second local authority in less than a year to issue a dreaded Section 114 notice.

Commissioners appointed at Liverpool City Council

10/06/2021

Surrey CC’s chief executive Joanna Killian will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today.

Councils pay tribute to Prince Philip

09/04/2021

Councils across the country have paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, after his death was announced today.

Local government minister quits

08/09/2020

Simon Clarke said he was leaving the Government for 'purely personal reasons’.

Borough chief dies with Covid-19

29/05/2020

The chief executive of Swale BC, Mark Radford, has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, the council has announced.

Recognition for chiefs in New Year Honours list

02/01/2020

Chief executives in Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, and the chief executive officer of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy are among those to have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

Lambeth leader steps down to run anti-violence unit

14/01/2019

Lambeth LBC leader Lib Peck has announced she will be stepping down to take on a new role at the Greater London Authority.

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.

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.

May rebrands DCLG

08/01/2018

Prime minister Theresa May has confirmed that her government’s renewed focus on housing will be reflected in the title of the Whitehall department that oversees the sector in the post-Grenfell Tower era.

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