Tag : Northants
“I appreciate the real pressure the cabinet and… officers were operating under. However, this did not relieve the defendant of the need to act lawfully”
The council leader said that reviewing contracts with ’third party suppliers’ would remain a priority
In an explosive LGC interview Heather Smith defends her administration’s decisions and lashes out at members of her former party
It was when Northamptonshire CC issued its first section 114 notice that the penny finally began to drop in the political and public mind that local government faces a deepening and immediate financial crisis.
The council released a proposed action plan on Thursday, outlining “radical service reductions and efficiencies”
The revelation of the scale of Northamptonshire CC’s financial crisis shows how its previous regime was asleep on the job.
Former Northants section 151 officer said the then director of children’s services had a “strong” reluctance to contribute to savings during a financial crisis
Criticisms of senior management and their “defensive and non-compliant behaviour” approach to tackling savings in 2015 laid bare
Lead commissioner speaks to LGC about county council’s perilous financial state
A series of historic “inappropriate approaches” to budgeting are behind the decision to issue a second section 114 notice on the county council