Northamptonshire County Council’s deficit from 2017/18 appears to have now been settled at £41.5m and cleared, but the authority is still facing an overspend of nearly £1m for the current financial year.
Northamptonshire’s government-appointed commissioners want to ‘minimise the risk’ of joint committees making decisions they don’t agree are ‘in the best interests of the county council’ when setting up two new unitary authorities.
Northamptonshire County Council has agreed to equal representation on a joint committee that will help shape the future of the local government reorganisation - bringing to an end a row with the district and borough councils.
The leader and chief executive have pledged to give Northamptonshire County Council staff a pay rise if they can afford it - but union members have questioned why a £2million contingency saving isn’t being used for that purpose.
The leader of Daventry District Council has criticised county council leader Matt Golby for being ‘dishonourable', accusing him of backing down on an agreement with district and borough councils in preparations for the new unitary authorities.