Troubled combined authority reviewing expenses spending
Payments using a taxpayer-funded procurement card to firms selling pasties and collagen-based superfoods are under review at troubled Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Embattled Mayor asked to 'consider his position'
A motion calling for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to 'consider his position' amid a bullying probe into his conduct has been defeated.
Government provides support to troubled combined authority
The Government is providing support to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) after its chief executive quit amid a bullying probe into the mayor.
Future Forum: Go hyper-local to avoid 'grim' future
The Government needs to provide county deals quickly and councils need to simultaneously ‘go hyper-local’ to avoid a ‘grim’ future, according to the vice-chair of the Association of County Chief Executives (ACCE).
Leaders to reconsider governance overhaul
Fears have been raised plans to ‘re-establish’ the West of England joint committee could put £600m of funding at risk.
EXCLUSIVE: Combined authority mayor faces probe amid chief’s shock exit
The chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has quit after less than a year amid a bullying probe into the mayor.
Funding decision signals 'waning influence' of LEPs
The Government’s decision to slash funding for growth hubs and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) confirms combined authorities will increasingly lead economic development, a former LEP chair has suggested.
EXCLUSIVE: Porter warning over fresh reorganisation push
Some district councils may seek unitary status to ensure they can influence the new wave of combined authorities, a senior Conservative councillor has warned.
LEPs due for integration into combined authorities by 2030
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) will be integrated into combined authorities by 2030, tracking the pace of the Government’s devolution agenda.
Four strengths of LEPs
Mark Bretton asks how we can marry up the Levelling Up White Paper’s ‘warm words’ about local enterprise partnerships with the future role they are expected to play in bringing about £2.5tn of economic transformation.
Sector must 'step up' the case for devolution
Liverpool’s metro mayor has urged councils offered devolution deals to ‘snap the Government’s hand off’.
Talks held on East Midlands combined authority
Proposals for an East Midlands combined authority covering Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire could be put forward to the Government as part of county deal negotiations.
South-east Midlands eyes level two devolution deal
Talks are underway on a level two devolution deal for the south-east Midlands.
Focusing on fiscal and the value of bottom-up services
According to some big hitter ministers last week, they are open to financial devolution – but the question is: What do you want, and why?, says Heather Jameson.
EXCLUSIVE: Districts down over levelling up details
Disappointed district councils will make their case to the Government next week after the Levelling Up White Paper sidelined them from devolution plans.
Strong civic leadership is key to better public transport
When urban regions work together, they can create more strategic and impactful transport strategies and they should turn to regions like Greater Manchester and the West Midlands for inspiration, says Alistair Gordon.
Coming home to Cambridgeshire
Chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Eileen Milner talks to Dan Peters about the need to build on the improved partnership working that emerged during the pandemic.
‘Leading the fourth industrial age’
Taking on the chief executive’s job at one of the UK’s biggest cities, Pam Smith explains to Heather Jameson why Newcastle is going to be at the forefront of the new industrial age.
Still no fiscal fix
What is missing from the Levelling Up White Paper, can its targets can be met and how does the Government intend to increase its grip on how local services are doing? Heather Jameson reports.
Brabin calls for post-COVID devo deal
England’s first ever female metro mayor has called for a post-COVID devolution deal with new powers over climate change, transport, skills and innovation.