East Anglia devolution back on agenda
An influential council leader has urged his colleagues to resurrect plans for devolution to East Anglia.
Britain will continue to divide unless we devolve to more cities
The sense of dislocation across the country is only going to be exacerbated in the coming years. Andrew Carter argues the answer is to move away from one-size-fits-all policy-making and to increase decentralisation.
Devolution framework 'almost done'
The Government's new devolution framework is 'almost done,' communities secretary Sajid Javid has insisted.
In the beginning
The battle between local government and Whitehall might be compared to the conflict between David and Goliath.
Combined authority to work with housing association coaltion
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed to work with a coalition of 15 housing associations to deliver up to 40,000 affordable homes.
Mayor defends £11 tax precept
West Midlands mayor Andy Street yesterday defended his proposal for an £11 council tax precept after it was rejected by the combined authority’s cabinet.
Kerslake: Localism Act not backed by resources
The Localism Act has not been backed up by the resources it needs, according to the civil servant in charge at the time of its implementation.
Lord Kerslake: Let's reignite the possibilities of localism
Localism is a marathon, not a sprint, writes Lord Kerslake. Quick fixes through legislation will not be enough.
Call for devolution jump-start after policy stalls
Local government secretary Sajid Javid's latest annual report on devolution has laid bare the extent that the policy stalled in 2016/17.
Javid proposes compromise over Yorkshire devolution
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has attempted to break Yorkshire's deadlock with a proposal to satisfy supporters of the Sheffield City Region and One Yorkshire devolution.
Metro mayors have key role in health and wealth
Chief executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, and managing director of consultancy Metro Dynamics, Ben Lucas, on the influence mayors can have.
‘Push ahead with devo until you’re told to stop’
Local leaders should keep pushing the limits of devolution until they are told to stop, the chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has suggested.
North of Tyne: A deal for the people
After much wrangling, the three councils North of the Tyne have struck a landmark devolution deal with the Government. Lead chief executive Pat Ritchie speaks to Sam Clayden about what makes the deal unique and why it is vital for the region.
A leap into the unknown
Sam Clayden guides us through the biggest events of a tumultuous year.
Proceed until apprehended
As metro mayors change the face of local government in England, West Midlands Combined Authority chief executive Deborah Cadman tells Heather Jameson how she plans to go full steam ahead with the Midlands Engine
Business rates: reform and devolve
Andrew Carter breaks down the Centre for Cities' latest report on why devolution of the current business rates system falls far short of incentivising long-term economic growth.
Disjointed departments derailing inclusion drive
Whitehall departments’ differing appetites to devolve will scupper the Industrial Strategy and efforts to help those left behind by the political system, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has warned.
Devolution is the PM’s ally in helping the ‘left behind’
Michael Burton argues the Prime Minister should seize control of the devolution agenda if she is to build an inclusive economy.
Pursuing devo deal would have damaged council's credibility, says leader
Lancashire CC rejected the idea of a combined authority last month because pursuing it in the absence of unanimous support from all councils in the area would have harmed the council’s credibility with the Government, leader Geoff Driver has said.
Burnham: Westminster is the problem, devolution is the solution
There will never be a better moment to refocus the way our nation works, the mayor of Greater Manchester has warned amid the most 'volatile' period of change in living memory.