BUDGET 2021: £1bn confirmed for town deals
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed more than £1bn will be made available for a further 45 town deals across England as part of efforts to tackle regional inequality.
Budget 2020: Sunak reveals spending spree for first budget
New chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a Budget to end austerity, boost productivity and tackle the problems created by coronavirus.
Accelerating growth, ambition and opportunity at Glasgow City Region
Glasgow City Region is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK. Kevin Rush outlines progress being made by the partnership of eight councils and plans to accelerate growth and investment.
Talks bring devolution closer for Yorkshire
Devolution came a step closer in Yorkshire this week as ministers met with leaders from across the county.
Scottish City Deals ‘lack aims and objectives’
Watchdogs have questioned the transparency and oversight of Scotland’s £5.2bn City Deals.
Cambridge takes lead on citizens' assemblies
The work of a citizens’ assembly in Cambridge is to become a showcase for other councils looking at adopting the concept.
What have councils ever done for us?
George Thorley sets the changing structures and responsibilities of local government in both Scotland and England in a historical context – and says councils are best placed to solve national problems.
Rural areas 'ignored' by Government, Lords claim
City Deals should be adapted and offered to ‘ignored’ rural areas, peers have said in a new report.
Council ‘significantly’ changing approach to Swansea Bay city deal
Neath Port Talbot Council will change its approach to the Swansea Bay city deal after reviews found progress was ‘unduly slow’.
Glasgow City Region advances at pace
The £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal is one of the largest and most advanced in the UK. Kevin Rush outlines the progress being made and how the City Deal is stimulating further growth and investment.
Bradley praises council efforts in 'challenging landscape'
Northern Ireland’s secretary of state today emphasised her commitment to restoring devolution and praised the effort made by local government in drawing up City Deals.
Hopes rise for Belfast 'City Deal'
Belfast has submitted its proposals for a ‘City Deal’ worth more than £1bn to Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of the Budget.
One Yorkshire submits devolution plans to Brokenshire
Councils in Yorkshire have made a show of unity in their pursuit of a devolution deal for the region.
£90m Scottish city region deal struck
A Scottish Tartan Centre, Aquaculture Innovation Hub and International Environment Centre are to be established as part of a £90m investment package for Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
MSPs warn ‘significant’ issues with City Region Deals must be addressed
A number of concerns about Scotland’s City Region Deals have been raised today by a Holyrood committee.