Alace and Solace slam government plans to cap exit payments in the public sector
The former Doncaster chief on her management style and the council’s recovery
Baroness Scott to stand downSubscription
The leader of Wiltshire’s local authority Baroness Jane Scott (Con) is to stand down after 16 years in the role.
Councillors and officers have given new accounts of the scale of abuse, violence and intimidation they experience and the extreme measures they are taking to deter it amid growing concern over a breakdown of political civility.
EXCLUSIVE: Forbes hits out at national Labour party Subscription
The national Labour leadership and some of the party’s factions are living in an “imaginary” world that prioritises the views of the party membership above those of the communities its councillors serve, the party’s most senior local government figure has told LGC.
Knowsley MBC chief executive Mike Harden shares his experience of some of the issues raised by LGC’s Civility of Politics survey
Nearly half of respondents to LGC’s Civility of Politics survey (48%) said wilfully inaccurate or misleading information about their council is being distributed with increasing frequency.
The two Conservative leadership candidates dropped by the LGA conference in Bournemouth yesterday to meet local government Tory supporters and whip up support for their campaigns to be the next prime minister.
Anti-development campaigners are considered responsible for most abusive behaviour in local areas, LGC’s Civility of Politics survey has revealed.
More than one in three respondents to LGC’s Civility of Politics survey have reported incidents of abuse relating to council work to the police