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Guildford issues ‘heartfelt apology’ after £13.5m contract overspend

09/05/2024

Guilford Borough Council is at ‘serious risk’ of failing to deliver Best Value after overspending by millions on a housing contract, reviews have found.

Officer warning over street votes

06/02/2024

Council officers have issued a scathing response to plans for street-level planning votes – dismissing the idea as a costly ‘proliferation of polls’.

Local government recruitment drive launches

10/01/2024

Councils in the North East of England will pilot a new campaign to encourage people to take up a job in local government.

EXCLUSIVE: Sector to plot solutions for 'broken' finance system

18/10/2023

Local government is planning to collectively come up with some innovative ideas about how the ‘broken’ finance system could be improved, The MJ has been told.

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.

Wales to consider funding bids straddling English border

11/09/2023

Wales’ economy minister has said he would consider funding bids from a new council partnership that crosses the Welsh and English border.

Croydon elections 'secure' despite 'justified' criticism

08/08/2023

A review of Croydon’s 2022 elections has backed chief executive Katherine Kerswell’s handling of the delayed result but said some criticism was ‘justified’.

Pension changes could ease recruitment pressure

21/03/2023

Changes to the pension rules could ease the pressure on senior recruitment in local government, sector figures have suggested.

Stark Solace survey gives thumbs down to Autumn Statement

21/11/2022

Nine in 10 council managers believe the Autumn Statement will impact negatively on residents, with many frontline services expected to be axed.

Solace Summit: recruitment crisis laid bare

13/10/2022

The scale of the recruitment crisis facing councils has been laid bare at the Solace Summit.

EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall risk warning over election reforms

29/04/2022

Whitehall officials have privately admitted councils could be overwhelmed by one of the largest sets of electoral reforms ever seen by local authorities, The MJ understands.

Northern Irish councils in devolution call

24/11/2021

The sector is pressing for increased powers to help the country to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pushing for real reform

21/01/2021

The pandemic was a game changer for the central/local government relationship, says Joanne Roney, who has started her two-year stint as president of Solace.

May elections to go ahead as council chiefs call for indemnity

21/01/2021

Local elections will go ahead on 6 May despite the ongoing pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled.

Town hall rich list branded 'inane and distasteful'

15/04/2020

Attempts to criticise local government salaries have been branded as ‘both inane and distasteful' by chief executives’ body Solace.

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.

Nearly £1bn cut from Scottish authorities in past eight years

05/02/2019

Funding cuts are finally beginning to take their toll as Scottish councils can no longer protect services, according to report published today.

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