Local government must lead the way on change
Britain post-Brexit won't be a mythical land like Game of Thrones, says Heather Jameson. But there will be much to do. Why wait for Whitehall to come up with the answers when so many solutions lie at a local level?
Further delay to devolution drive
The Government’s repeatedly-delayed devolution framework will not be published until after Brexit, minister Jake Berry has admitted.
Row over devolution delay
Councils and the Government are at loggerheads over who is to blame for a 17-month delay for a decision on a devolution growth deal.
The great Brexit divide
A gulf between local and national government ambitions for devolution in a ‘post-Brexit world’ has been laid bare.
Let’s not replace Brussels with Whitehall
As local government stays stuck in the inertia of Brexit, wouldn't it be better to imagine a devolved world, asks Heather Jameson. If the Government wants councils to rebuild places after Brexit, it will need to be swift, she adds.
South Yorkshire devolution deadlock broken
The years-long devolution stalemate in south Yorkshire has finally been resolved.
Scotland and Wales 'ignored by Westminster'
Scottish and Welsh ministers say they are still ignored by Westminster despite 20 years of devolution, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
Local income tax best bet for fiscal devo - IFS
Local income tax would be the best option for fiscal devolution if the Government wanted to hand more powers to local authorities, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) argued today.
Call for place-based Spending Review
The Treasury should develop a new national place-based Spending Review, the independent Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) charity has argued.
Labour hit by raft of councillor resignations
Labour local government has been hit by a raft of resignations after seven MPs resigned from the party to form The Independent Group.
NLGN in fresh fiscal devolution call
Only full fiscal devolution with comprehensive tax-raising powers at a local level will deliver the change communities crave, a report by the NLGN think-tank has urged.
Plugging that gap
Dr Jack Brown asks what role local leaders can play in strengthening ties between London and the world beyond the M25.
Brokenshire slams door on One Yorkshire plan
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has told regional leaders that their plans for a One Yorkshire metro mayor fails to meet the Government’s devolution criteria.
Further devolution could unlock Manchester's potential
More devolution of powers is essential to realise Greater Manchester’s economic potential, a group of experts has said.
Merseyside combined authority announces first precept
The Liverpool city region combined authority is to levy a council tax precept for the first time.
Give us fiscal freedom and devolution – not tighter controls
Jake Berry is right to look for answers to a disengaged electorate, but the idea that devolved finances should be achieved by just creating a regional Whitehall fiefdom is a localist’s nightmare, argues Heather Jameson
When it comes to our cities there are reasons to be cheerful
There is little doubt that 2019 will be an historic and turbulent year, but there are some great opportunities for our cities to drive radical change and play a key role in post-Brexit Britain, says Cllr Judith Blake
NLGN welcomes minister's support for devolving tax-raising powers
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry’s support for devolving tax-raising powers to the regional level has been welcomed by the New Local Government Network (NLGN).
Future Forum North: Government has lost 'enthusiasm' for devolution
Those pursuing further devolution are facing an uphill struggle, the chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has suggested.
Denver tax 'demonstrates fiscal devolution need'
The introduction of a 0.25% sales tax in Denver is ‘further proof of the need for devolved political power in the UK,’ a local government finance expert has suggested.