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Surrey apologises for £30m payroll problem

01/03/2024
Surrey County Council has apologised after a problem with their new £30m payroll system left staff out of pocket.

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School staff strike amid pay dispute

01/11/2023

Schools in parts of Scotland were closed on Wednesday as non-teaching staff went on strike in an ongoing dispute over local government pay.

Liverpool CC praised for complaints handling improvements

27/07/2023

Liverpool City Council has been praised for the improvements it has made in the way it handles complaints.

Investigation reveals complaints backlog in Kent

06/07/2023

Kent County Council has a backlog of 170 unanswered children’s services and education complaints, an investigation has revealed.

York council set to adopt action plan after damning report

10/02/2023

The City of York Council is set to adopt an action plan after a report said there was ‘something seriously wrong’ with it.

Brighton chief exec joins Barking development company

09/02/2023

Brighton and Hove chief exec Geoff Raw is quitting to become managing director of Be First, a new homes and jobs development company for Barking and Dagenham.

Councillors’ parking tickets binned by officers in Liverpool

08/02/2023

Council officers in Liverpool binned dozens of parking tickets given to councillors without going through any formal process, according to a local newspaper.

County chiefs call for powers to solve rural workforce crisis

06/02/2023

Council leaders have called for powers to tackle labour squeeze as a new analysis reveals that hundreds of thousands of people have left the rural workforce.

Council officer praised after crossbow-wielding man arrested

02/02/2023

A Barking and Dagenham Council community ranger has been praised after their actions led to the arrest of a man armed with a crossbow.

Councillor apologises for assaulting blogger

02/02/2023

A Sandwell councillor who assaulted a blogger by knocking the phone out of his hands has apologised for the incident.

Auditor calls for national changes after public interest report

01/02/2023

External auditor Grant Thornton has called for national changes after cataloguing a ‘toxic’ culture and ‘dysfunctional environment’ at Cheshire East Council.

Barnet Council ‘insources’ services after decade-long campaign

01/02/2023

More than 300 staff in Barnet are to be transferred back to council employment after a decade-long union campaign.

Khan announces £14m to restore trust in Met

27/01/2023

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.

Councillors split on solution to workforce crisis

26/01/2023

The LGA’s executive advisory board considered a survey that found more than nine in 10 councils were experiencing staff recruitment difficulties.

Nine in 10 councils experiencing staffing issues

20/01/2023

Council leaders have warned that the workforce crisis is threatening local services as a survey reveals nine in 10 councils are experiencing staffing issues.

Council’s standards investigation not conducted ‘fairly’

19/01/2023

Local authorities need to ensure that their standards investigations into the actions of councillors are conducted ‘fairly and properly’, Ombudsman says.

LocalGov editor Laura Sharman dies after short illness

16/01/2023

It is with great sadness that LocalGov announces that its editor, Laura Sharman, has died after a short illness.

New youth work qualification to build skills

13/01/2023

The National Youth Agency has launched a new Level 4 qualification to help practitioners develop their skills in specialist areas.

Rossendale names next chief executive

12/01/2023

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

Bradford Council chief executive to step down

12/01/2023

Bradford City Council Kersten England has announced she will retire in June.

Wakefield Council to cut jobs to close £24m budget gap

10/01/2023

Wakefield Council has warned that the council will have to cut jobs to close its £24.7m budget gap and accused Government of ‘kicking the can down the road’.

Councils flooded with ‘bogus’ refugee sponsorship offers

10/01/2023

Local authorities in London are struggling to cope with the amount of bogus Ukraine refugee sponsorship offers they receive, a migrants’ charity has warned.

Staffordshire chief to step down

03/01/2023

The chief executive of Staffordshire CC is to step down after almost eight years in the role.

Nottingham council considers cutting 110 jobs

14/12/2022

Nottingham City Council has warned that it may be forced to cut 110 jobs in order to balance its budget.

Derby council warns of impending job cuts

14/12/2022

Derby City Council has warned that it may have to cut 162 jobs in order to plug a £34m funding gap.

Council staff face abuse over traffic filters

08/12/2022

Councils in Oxfordshire have been forced to clarify how Oxford’s new traffic filters will work after misinformation led to abuse of staff and councillors.

School support staff forced to pay for pupils’ food

25/11/2022

School support staff are paying for pupils’ food, skipping meals and taking on multiple jobs to survive, a union poll has revealed.

Interim chief given role permanently

23/11/2022

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

Glasgow strikes equal pay deal

10/11/2022

Glasgow City Council has struck a deal with groups representing around 19,000 current and former employees making equal pay claims, ending a long-running dispute.

Underfunding will force majority of schools to make redundancies, survey reveals

08/11/2022

The majority of schools have warned they will be forced to make redundancies next year due to the funding crisis.

Council pay offer accepted by unions

02/11/2022

Local government trade unions have accepted a pay offer that equates to a 10.5% increase for the lowest-paid workers.

Sexual assault conviction prompts investigation

01/11/2022

An independent investigation has been launched by East Devon District Council after a former councillor was convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage boys.

Warning council staff could strike again within weeks

24/10/2022

Local government workers in Scotland could be back on strike within weeks, trade unions have warned.

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.

One in five care workers living in poverty, report shows

11/10/2022

Residential care workers are more likely to be living in poverty and deprivation than other UK workers, new analysis has revealed today.

Unison members back pay offer

28/09/2022

Members of trade union Unison have voted by 63.5% to 36.5% to accept the national employers’ final pay offer for local government services employees.

Ofsted blasts Cheshire East’s safeguarding services

27/09/2022

Child safeguarding services in Cheshire East have ‘serious and fundamental weaknesses’ which leave children at risk of exploitation, according to Ofsted.

Councillor ‘permanently expelled’ for racist retweets

16/09/2022

A councillor from Stockport Council has been permanently expelled from the Conservative Party for sharing offensive tweets.

Newham bin workers to restart strike

15/09/2022

Bin workers in Newham are set to go on strike for two weeks starting on Tuesday, Unite the Union has announced.

Four arrested in connection to council worker’s murder

15/09/2022

Four men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of council worker Ashley Dale in Liverpool last month.

Council calls for removal of child sex abuse councillor

13/09/2022

Derry City and Strabane councils contacted the NI Electoral Office yesterday to discuss the disqualification of a councillor convicted of child sex abuse.

'Fierce resistance' to threatened strike clampdown

06/09/2022

Any attempt by new Prime Minister Liz Truss to outlaw strikes will be met with ‘fierce resistance,’ trade union Unite has warned.

Council to trial four-day week

05/09/2022

A council in South Cambridgeshire is planning to begin a three-month trial of a four-day week in order to attract new staff.

Scottish council workers consider 7.5% pay offer

05/09/2022

Strikes that would have affected schools and waste services across a number of council areas in Scotland have been suspended as workers consider pay offer.

Glasgow council extends paid leave to cover miscarriages

02/09/2022

Glasgow City Council employees who suffer a miscarriage will now get paid leave, the local authority has announced.

Council bin workers secure 10% pay rise

02/09/2022

Around 100 waste workers employed by Bath and North East Somerset council are set to receive a 10% pay rise.

Low-paid council workers forced to skip meals

25/08/2022

Public sector staff on low wages, including local authority employees, are being forced to miss meals by the cost of living crisis, union reveals.

Scottish council workers reject 5% pay offer

24/08/2022

Waste service workers will today go on strike across 14 local authority areas in Scotland after Unite the union rejected a 5% pay offer.

Police charge trio of former council chiefs

23/08/2022

Three former council chief executives have been charged as part of an investigation into financial irregularities.

Scottish council workers get improved pay offer

15/08/2022

Council leaders in Scotland have made an improved pay offer in a bid to avoid strike action.

Waste workers announce strike action across 15 Scottish councils

11/08/2022

Waste workers in 15 councils across Scotland will walk-out for a week this month in protest over the 'pitiful' 2% pay offer.

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