Opposition councillors say that Northamptonshire County Council needs to think about the message it is sending to its workers when they are denied a pay rise while senior officers are earning high salaries.
Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner wants to have a ‘broad conversation’ on how the potential reorganisation of local government in the county can impact on better public services for residents.
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.