Regional approach to immigration hailed as ‘a common sense idea’
Reports that Brexit secretary David Davis is open to a regional approach to immigration have been welcomed by think-tanks.
Brexit casts a long shadow
The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have profound consequences. Heather Jameson talks to Lord Kerslake about what this will mean for local government.
Councils prepared to lose cash after Brexit
Council negotiators have resigned themselves to taking a financial hit from Brexit as they continue talks with ministers, The MJ understands.
‘Brexit wil make more work for small firms,’ says Javid
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said the Government will use Brexit to make it easier for small companies to bid for work from local authorities.
Scots’ local government funding ‘uncertain’
The funding outlook for local government in Scotland remains uncertain and raises questions about which services councils can continue to deliver, a think-tank has warned.
Corridors of Power meets White Van Man
Chancellor Philip Hammond has a dream in which he finds he’s turned into White Van Man ...
Whitehall leads drive for inward investment
The UK Government is for the first time spearheading an inward investment drive backed by leading local authorities at the world’s biggest property regeneration event.
Capita chief quits as pre-tax profits plunge 33%
The chief executive of outsourcing giant Capita, Andy Parker, has stepped down following a 33% drop in pre-tax profits, which the firm blamed on Brexit.
Heseltine sacked over Brexit rebellion
A former cabinet minister who penned an influential report that convinced Whitehall to drive growth in the regions has been sacked as a government adviser.
Call for 'radical overhaul' of public services
The RSA Inclusive Growth Commission today called for a ‘radical overhaul’ of public services, including more powers and devolution to combined authorities.
Driving the regional economic renaissance
Decision-makers in government and business need to understand the challenges facing regions post Brexit if the UK is to get firing on all cylinders, writes Dr Andrew Sentence
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall-backed leadership drive latest austerity casualty
A ‘powerful’ new leadership offer for local government backed by No 10 is the latest casualty of shifting Whitehall priorities, The MJ can reveal.
Brexit gives regions a real chance to bridge the prosperity gap
Brexit should be seen as an opportunity to usher in serious change and prosperity to the regions, writes Dr Laurence Ferry - and the industrial strategy could be a key driver if local government is given the tools and necessary accountability.
The journey is just beginning
In the wake of the recent raft of national policy announcements, Mike Emmerich says it is time for the sector to take firm action and make sure this pivotal moment isn’t lost
Gearing up cities for the uncertainty ahead
Local leaders can still help prepare their places for the uncertainty ahead by investing to improve skills and infrastructure in their areas, writes Alexandra Jones.
Kerslake’s review backs the move to clipping the Treasury’s wings
Michael Burton looks at Lord Kerslake's review into the Treasury.
‘Replace our £350m EU transitional fund,’ MPs are told
Local government leaders in Cornwall have told MPs £350m of EU funding earmarked for the area must be replaced.
Keeping the devolution dream alive
People are starting to ask whether devolution is dead, writes Bob Neill, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Cities had better get geared up to lead the UK’s export drive
In a few years the UK will be in a very different business environment, and cities need to be prepared for it, writes Michael Burton.
Fiscal clouds threaten to bring a further decade of austerity
Austerity will continue well into the next decade irrespective of any negative impact of Brexit, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) predicted today.