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The revelation of the scale of Northamptonshire CC’s financial crisis shows how its previous regime was asleep on the job.
Commentary on a momentous day in local government finance
Lead commissioner speaks to LGC about county council’s perilous financial state
The role of council chief executive is one of the most onerous that there is, requiring a multitude of skills and knowledge about vastly different subjects.
LGC research reveals some big disparities in the breakdown of males and females holding certain posts
Commentary on Westminster
Haringey LBC’s new left-wing leader has insisted the authority is not a “Momentum council” and admitted residents will judge his administration on its ability to successfully run services.
Volatility in children’s services spending could rapidly tip a series of councils over the financial cliff edge, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy has warned.
The widespread demotion of finance directors is resulting in councils avoiding acknowledging the truth about the scale of their financial challenge, Rob Whiteman has warned.
There is unlikely to be any further rationalisation of the LGPS, at least in the short term, beyond the current eight pools now being established in England and Wales. Nick Golding reports