Council suspends contract with litter enforcement firm Kingdom after businesses complain about ‘aggressive’ fines

15.02.19: Wirral Council has suspended a contract with an enforcement firm after a raft of complaints around improper fines to businesses. The council’s cabinet member for environment Anita Leech announced she had directed that the current enfo...

County council apologises over mistaken Prince Philip death notice

15.02.19: Hampshire County Council has apologised after mistakenly publishing a notice that Prince Philip had died in what has been blamed on an “internal error.” The authority accidently published a notice about the Duke of Edinburgh&rsq...

Sutton London Borough Council permanent chief executive announced

15.02.19: The new chief executive of Sutton London Borough Council has been announced, with Helen Bailey taking up the role at the authority. Following former chief executive Niall Bolger’s departure for Hounslow Council at the end of 2018, the...

Councils ‘left on life support’ as 97% set to raise taxes and half dig into reserves

14.02.19: Around 97% of councils plan on hiking up council this year and over half plan on dipping into their reserves as under-pressure authorities increase cuts to vital services, new figures reveal. A national survey from the Local Government Info...

Sandwell Council leader steps down ‘kicking and screaming’ after lengthy council infighting

14.02.19: The leader of Sandwell Council has resigned in a move he described as being “knifed in the back” three weeks after he was suspended pending investigation by the Labour Party. Steve Eling has stood down “kicking and screami...