Ministers fail to budge on LEP overlaps
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) will have to remove overlaps if they want to qualify for cash from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), The MJ understands.
EXCLUSIVE: Ministry moves on Brexit
Senior Marsham Street officials have stepped up their preparations for Brexit after complaints from frustrated councils that they were being shut out of the process.
Government open to 'ground-up' London reorganisation
The Government is ready to discuss reform of local government in London, MPs have been told.
Isle of Wight open to new devolution deal after Government rejection
A senior Isle of Wight councillor has warned the island will ‘not be bounced into new arrangements’ after Whitehall ditched plans for a combined authority.
'Preoccupation with cities threatens towns' growth' - report
Government ‘preoccupation’ with big cities is limiting the growth of smaller towns, a new report has claimed
Council leaders demand review of combined authority
Two council leaders have demanded a review of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the departure of its chief executive.
EXCLUSIVE: Districts facing pressure over LEPs
Government officials have warned district councils could be lumped into local enterprise partnerships (LEP) against their wishes if there is no agreement about removing overlaps, The MJ has learnt.
Eighteen months into his job as chief executive of the Greater Manchester Mayoral Combined Authority, Eamonn Boylan tells Michael Burton about the priorities for the city in which he has spent most of his career.
Combined authority chief to leave
The chief executive of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has announced his departure after just over a year.
Raynes bags combined authority post
Smith Square’s former head of programmes, Paul Raynes, is to join the team of directors at the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Localis calls for 'big bang' devolution approach
Think-tank Localis has called for a ‘big bang approach’ to recast the relationship between Whitehall and councils.
LEPs face race against time
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) face a race against time to reconfigure and register as legal entities, amid a threat from ministers to withhold growth fund cash.
MPs call for devolution expansion
The current programme of English devolution to combined authorities and mayors should be expanded and greater powers devolved, MPs have said.
Leicestershire districts unite over reorganisation
District and borough councils in Leicestershire have offered the county council an olive branch over the issue of reorganisation.
Districts push back against county unitary plans
Districts have pushed back against county council plans for local government reorganisation.
May to back north of Tyne combined authority
Prime minister Theresa May will today give the go-ahead for the creation of the north of Tyne combined authority.
Whitehall reassurance on local industrial strategies
Senior civil servants have pledged that local industrial strategies will be rolled out everywhere by 2021, The MJ understands.
Brokenshire considering new devolution models
James Brokenshire is considering new models of devolution as he seeks to extend further powers to local areas, the communities secretary has insisted.
East Midlands unitaries 'would help region compete'
Leicestershire CC’s leader has outlined his vision for unitary councils covering the East Midlands so the region can compete with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Government waters down devolution framework plans
Hopes are fading that the Government’s devolution framework will jump-start the agenda when it is finally published.