Deprivation key to fair funding - Core Cities
Student numbers, deprivation and pollution should all be recognised by the Government when it draws up new spending formulas, the Core Cities have argued.
Timetable will plunge sector into 'crisis management'
Local government would be thrown into a period of ‘crisis management’ under the Government’s current fair funding timetable, Whitehall has been warned.
Over-85 numbers must be in new formula - CCN
County councils have said it is ‘crucial’ that the new funding formula is able to reflect the growing number of over-85s.
Cities need to up their game to make devolution a success
Devolution is not just about gaining new powers, it is about using the powers you already have. Andrew Carter believes cities are not as doing as much as they can.
Core Cities bypass ministers to meet Brexit negotiator Barnier
Leaders of the UK’s cities met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday in a crucial bid to have their voices heard on Brexit.
Turning challenges into opportunities
Despite growing challenges for local government and financial uncertainty ahead of the upcoming Budget, the response continues to be positive. Jamie Hailstone reports from a round table in association with PwC in which chief executives from the Core Cities group gave their views.
Frugal authorities may be left exposed to more cuts
It is a ‘tragic truth’ that local government’s ability to deal with cuts has left it vulnerable to further cuts in next week’s Budget, a top academic has suggested.
Leaders call for Brexit 'city deal'
More than 30 urban leaders have called for a Brexit ‘city deal’ that recognises their role in promoting growth.
Northern mayors risk Brexit Babel
Northern representatives should present a united front when meeting with EU negotiators, argues Ed Cox.
Core Cities demands more aid in fight against ‘invisible killer’
Whitehall must give Britain’s urban centres the tools they need to tackle the air pollution that is responsible for 15,000 deaths across 10 major cities, a powerful lobby group has warned.
Unlocking the problems of centralisation
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.
Core Cities’ bold move amid a Brexit-focused tide
We are living with a one-policy government with complete inertia when it comes to anything outside Brexit, writes Heather Jameson as Core Cities are forced to bypass ministers to meet with EU negotiator Michael Barnier.
Devo could boost the economy by £90bn, say Core Cities
Devolving more power to our cities could boost the country’s economy by up to £90bn a year, the Core Cities have suggested.
Working on our Core
Jamie Hailstone reports from a Core Cities-influenced round table event in Manchester in which key figures debated a recent green paper centering on inclusive growth and devolution
Core Cities' Brexit call
The leaders of the UK’s biggest cities this week called on the Government give them greater discretion to deal with the consequences of Brexit.
Westminster could learn something from local place leadership
Judith Blake highlights some of the outstanding examples of whole-place leadership in the UK's cities - an approach those in Westminster may be wise to adopt.
Brexit negotiations should not distract from public reform
With the General Elections set to be dominated by Brexit, Judith Blake calls for a focus on the bread and butter of politics.
Cities had better get geared up to lead the UK’s export drive
In a few years the UK will be in a very different business environment, and cities need to be prepared for it, writes Michael Burton.
The shared society must be routed in communities
The prime minister's vision for a better, fairer Britain must begin in local communities, writes Cllr Judith Blake.
Breaking through the turmoil
Cllr Paul Watson calls for the necessary levers needed to encourage inclusive growth and social cohesion.