Martin Ford

Formal dispute opened by union at Northamptonshire

13/08/2019

A trade union has lodged a dispute with Northamptonshire CC.

Government activates emergency funds for flood-hit councils

12/08/2019

The Government has activated an emergency fund for councils affected by flooding.

280,000 approved homes not completed

09/08/2019

The number of planning permissions granted far outweighs the number of completions, according to new research.

Council warned to reduce or replace property portfolio by auditors

06/08/2019

Audit Scotland has told a council that it has 'limited time' to curb spending before its reserves run out.

Report: 580,000 more social workers needed by 2035

05/08/2019

More than 500,000 social care jobs in England will need to be filled by 2035, a new report has predicted.

Welsh Government to simplify joint working between councils

19/06/2019

A blueprint for joint working between councils is to be published by the Welsh Government.

Ombudsman reprimands council over support for vulnerable people

13/06/2019

Councils have been reminded of their obligations to supporting vulnerable people by the Ombudsman after Suffolk CC halted assessments for a deafblind couple’s care plans because of a dispute.

From jurassic to digital – the evolution of services

13/05/2019

As the new Dorset unitaries get underway, the sea-change in structure is matched by the new wave of digital technology. Against this backdrop, a group of top council chiefs met at a BT/The MJ round table to look to the future.

Four Seasons Health Care slides into administration

30/04/2019

Funding has been found to prop up more than 300 care homes as Four Seasons Health Care enters administration.

Councils' role in asylum system to be bolstered

23/04/2019

Plans are being drawn up that will give councils more of a say in where asylum seekers are accommodated.

Corbyn launches attack on fair funding review

11/04/2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has entered the debate over the fair funding review, claiming it ‘will make poorer areas even poorer’.

Harrogate to launch housing company

07/03/2019

Harrogate BC’s housing company will be up and running next month.

Commission to look at decade of financial failings at Newham

15/02/2019

Newham LBC is to press ahead with a commission to examine a litany of financial failures dating back 13 years.

Northamptonshire budget process a ‘rollercoaster’

07/02/2019

The chief executive of Northamptonshire CC said the council’s budget was prepared with the speed of a rollercoaster.

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.

Tax reforms and £90m secured in Scottish budget deal

31/01/2019

A £90m windfall for local authorities and moves to reform council tax have been pledged by the Scottish Government.

Consultation plans for council tree felling proposed

03/01/2019

Councils would be required to consult residents before cutting down trees in urban areas under Government plans.

London Councils forms company to tackle homelessness

02/01/2019

A not-for-profit company will be created to provide housing for homeless families in 11 London boroughs.

Councils warn of impact of public health funding cuts

21/12/2018

Councils have reacted angrily to ‘short-sighted’ cuts to public health funding next year by the Government.

Wakefield avoids intervention over children's services

13/12/2018

Wakefield Council should retain control of its children’s services, a commissioner has recommended.

Highways jobs

Senior Practitioner - Placement Finding Team

Essex County Council
£28500.0 - £50400.0 per annum
Senior Practitioner - Children and Young People Placement Service- Placement Finding Team Interviews to be held on the 10th September at County Hall, England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

People Information Analyst

Essex County Council
Up to £33330 per annum
Please note this is a fixed term contract role for a duration of 12 months. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local au England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Key stage Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£32430 - £34794
Key Stage Education Officer (Secondary Phase) to work with children in our care, supporting them in classrooms and in their homes with their education SE18 6HQ
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Solicitor/Barrister Advocate - Children’s x4

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band I, SCP 44 - 47 (£46,564 - £49,538 per annum) (£24.14 - 25.68 per hour)
To act as the principal advocate for all aspects of advocacy legal work relating to the children’s social care in the county court and high court. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C, SCP 5 - 8 (£18,795 - £19,945 per annum) pro rata (£9.74 - £10.34 per hour)
The successful candidate will provide administrative business support to service teams within Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing. The Lyng, Health & Social Care Centre, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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