All posts tagged "local government"

  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 1: Knowledge Is Power

    The first in a series of opinion pieces by the editor (Too long didn’t read? The gist: Knowsley Council provides information that no one can understand, and without information, you are powerless.) A great philosopher – no...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • More Jobs to Go at Knowsley Council

    Knowsley Council announced plans in November to cut 130 jobs in 2015 and 2016, as part of an attempt to save £34 million. They blame the job losses directly on government cuts. “Knowsley’s funding has been cut...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Knowsley Council Appoints New, Cheaper CEO

    Knowsley Council is set to promote Deputy Chief Executive Mike Harden to the role of Chief Executive, following the departure of Sheena Ramsey earlier this month. Ms Ramsey took voluntary redundancy, and the new post will be...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Knowsley Council Loses CEO amid Budget Cuts

    Sheena Ramsey will step down from her role as Knowsley Council Chief Executive. In a statement issued this morning, Knowsley Council said Ramsey agreed to take voluntary redundancy as the council faces “unprecedented government cuts” of about £26...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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  • Pickles Picks on Knowsley over Taxes

    Government communities secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Knowsley, along with other other councils in Merseyside, for failing to collect a combined £156 million in council tax. The Tory MP slammed KMBC, as well as Liverpool, Sefton and...

    • Posted April 26, 2013
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