The combined authority that’s Educating West Yorkshire
Susan Hinchcliffe expands on the role of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in successfully delivering education to further skills and employment in the Leeds City Region.
Local government is too white
The lack of non-white chief executives and senior managers in local government is embarrassing. Atif Shafique calls for radical action to redress the balance.
Gender disparity is alive and well
Does local government work for women? The answer is a firm ‘no’, according to Heather Wakefield, as she examines the shocking results of a recent report by the Fawcett Society’s Local Government Commission.
Javid’s renewed rally for devo
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has urged council leaders to ‘put the party politics aside’ for the sake of devolution.
Barnsley and Doncaster to walk away from South Yorkshire deal
Barnsley and Doncaster MBCs have scuppered the election of a South Yorkshire elected mayor next year and have demanded a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal.
Devo ‘not the only game in town’
Devolution is not essential for every local authority, the Northern Powerhouse minister has said in a dramatic policy shift.
Call for more women in local government
Council leaders have admitted that the move towards gender balance in local government should be made at a ‘faster pace’.
‘Involve small firms in devo deals,’ CAs told
Combined authorities need to take small firms with them in any devolution deal-making, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has urged.
CIPFA set to target CAs
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is expected to focus on combined authorities when it publishes a new version of its prudential code.
Is the county devolution door still open?
After the Northern Powerhouse minister's suggestion that devolution was a city only game, Martin Hill explains why overlooking the counties would be a missed opportunity.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
Government confirms talks over second West Midlands devolution deal
Business secretary Greg Clark has suggested the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is on the brink of striking a second devolution deal with the Government.
Cook to fill in when Cadman leaves
Suffolk CC’s corporate director of health, wellbeing and children’s services will step into the role of chief executive when Deborah Cadman leaves in September.
Hughes and Goldsworthy join new finance commission
An ex-boss of Birmingham City Council has been appointed to a commission charged with finding ways to provide billions of pounds for the West Midlands.
CIPFA conference: Boylan hits out at 'initiativitis'
The chief executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority has attacked the 'initiativitis' that has dominated housing policy.
High standards will help mayors deliver
Dr Jane Martin looks at the role of the new metro mayors who promote the seven principles of public life within their combined authorities and take a lead in embedding them across local government as a whole
Yorkshire-wide devo deal ruled out by minister
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has ruled out a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal.
NAO questions combined authorities' economic benefits
There is inadequate evidence to suggest that combined authorities deliver improved economic outcomes, a report published by the National Audit Office has said.
Cadman takes on Combined Authority post
Suffolk CC chief executive Deborah Cadman has been hired as the new chief for the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Liverpool chief executive re-bailed, police confirm
Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald was yesterday among four men re-bailed on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.