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.
Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Rebooting the devolution agenda
Sean Nolan looks at the results of the English mayoral elections and assesses what is next on the agenda.
The keys to prosperity
Key Cities leaders gathered at a round table event, organised in partnership with The MJ, to discuss their pivotal role in propping up the UK economy and creating vibrant communities after Brexit. Sam Clayden reports.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Dear metro mayors, unite to seize an even bigger prize
Ed Cox addresses the six elected mayors directly, calling on them to join together and form an unstoppable coalition.
Metro mayors: from election to implementation
Tina Hallett sets out the approaches the new mayors should consider if they are to succeed in their missions.
The new mayors will change politics in unexpected ways
Tom Follett examines the new mayoral roles and how the regional figureheads will impact upon the political landscape.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor sets out 100-day vision
The new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has unveiled a 100-day manifesto laying the foundations for major transport updrages, skills boosts, economic growth and housebuilding.
Burnham will push for more northern devolution deals
New Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is on a mission to convince the Government to strike further devolution deals across the north of England.
The winners and losers
With the General Election looming in a matter of weeks Sam Clayden and Gerry Braiden assess the results of last week’s local elections, and in their aftermath, look at the current national landscapes of England and Scotland respectively.
The new mayors have a duty to show the benefits of devolution
The new mayors must waste no time in turning their attention to the big economic challenges their city regions face, argues Andrew Carter.
Metro mayors must hit the ground running
There is a real danger that the disengagement felt by the electorate who voted to leave the EU will be equally alienated by the post-Brexit world unless they see and feel the benefits, writes Heather Jameson.