A Tory-run meet-and-greet gala dinner in Northampton where guests can sit on a top table with the former local government secretary has been described as "poor taste" considering his department ignored the county's bailout pleas. The black-tie event at a central Northampton venue aims to treat Conservative supporters to "a spectacular evening of glamour, fundraising, fantastic food, and plenty of surprises," with Home secretary Sajid javid as the main attraction.Mr Javid was the secretary for communities and local government last year when, in September, the leader of Northamptonshire County Council urged him to provide the cash-strapped authority with discretionary funding.But the bailout was never forthcoming - and instead Mr Javid sent in an inspector to carry out a root and branch review of the council's financial management before sending in commissioners to reform One Angel Square. Yet Conservative sources believe there will be little trouble in selling out the gala dinner on … [Read more...] about £55-a-head gala dinner with former local government secretary in Northampton described as ‘extremely poor taste’
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The Local Government Management Agency is a national centre of excellence providing, procuring and co-ordinating a range of services and supports required by the local government sector that are most effectively and efficiently provided at national level. The role of the Agency is to meet the needs of Local Authorities and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) in delivering on the public sector reform agenda in the local government sector (particularly in terms of shared services); researching emerging and identified issues; assisting Local Authorities in the implementation and measurement of change; and supporting, in general, enhanced performance by the local government sector. To assist with delivering on this remit, the LGMA invites applications for the following position, from suitably qualified candidates; Technical Specialist, Grade VII (Ref TS701) Salary range €48,493pa - €63,042pa Business Analyst, Grade VII (Ref BA701) Salary range … [Read more...] about The Local Government Management Agency: Technical Specialist and Business Analyst roles
Local Government Commissioner to hold hearing into complaint against UUP veteran Rodgers BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Local Government Commissioner for Standards in Northern Ireland has announced it will hold a hearing into a complaint against veteran Belfast UUP councillor Jim Rodgers. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/local-government-commissioner-to-hold-hearing-into-complaint-against-uup-veteran-rodgers-37226186.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37224206.ece/7dc76/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-17_new_43344275_I1.JPG Email The Local Government Commissioner for Standards in Northern Ireland has announced it will hold a hearing into a complaint against veteran Belfast UUP councillor Jim Rodgers. Marie Anderson's office made the announcement on Friday in a tweet. The tweet came while a meeting of a Belfast City Council committee at which Mr Rodgers was scheduled to face a motion of no confidence was ongoing. Mr Rodgers chairs … [Read more...] about Local Government Commissioner to hold hearing into complaint against UUP veteran Rodgers
A young child and her family have successfully challenged bankrupt Northamptonshire County Council’s decision to close 21 of the county’s 36 libraries. The High Court has ruled the council’s library cuts unlawful. The judge said it failed to consider whether it would operate a comprehensive and efficient library service after the closures. This meant a failure to comply with its statutory duties as a council. After being instructed by a local young girl with the help of her mother (they remain anonymous), Irwin Mitchell solicitors issued proceedings for a judicial review of the council’s decision in March. It was the council’s effective bankruptcy – which made national headlines in February – that led to its decision to close the threatened libraries. Northamptonshire County Council failed to properly consider the outcome of a public consultation on its libraries’ future, failed to account for how much money it … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Has a little girl from Northamptonshire just ended local government cuts?
As Al Pacino said in The Godfather: Part III, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” On Monday morning James Brokenshire would have been forgiven for having this quote on his mind, as he took a call from Theresa May asking him to become the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, just four months after stepping down from the cabinet following a major health scare. His predecessor, Sajid Javid, who has been elevated to the Home Office, leaves the role at a crucial time just four months after the rebranding of the Department as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), intended to demonstrate the government’s seriousness about delivering new homes. There is little doubt that Brokenshire has been given the role for his experience in running a government department, rather than his expertise in planning During his 18 months in the role, Javid brought an enthusiasm and energy to the department and … [Read more...] about Opinion: Don’t expect much to change with James Brokenshire taking over the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government