Plugging that gap
Dr Jack Brown asks what role local leaders can play in strengthening ties between London and the world beyond the M25. We should explore ways to forge stronger links between central and local government, he argues,
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.
Devolution framework to kick-start 'neo-localist' agenda
The Government’s new devolution framework next month will ‘begin a new conversation about our emerging neo-localist agenda,’ communities secretary James Brokenshire has said.
Porter: My devolution regrets
Failing to do more devolution is Lord Porter’s biggest regret in his career as Local Government Association chairman so far, he told the County Councils' Network conference today.
Burnham calls for transfer of powers from 'dysfunctional' Westminster
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for further devolution of powers to local government in a week of political turmoil in Westminster.
Devo: a model performance?
Key speaker at this year's County Councils' Network conference Will Tanner feels the time is now to develop a model of devolution that will work outside cities
Convention of the North to press minister for more devolved powers
Further devolved powers including over transport and skills training have been urged by a coalition of northern leaders.
New combined authority holds inaugural meeting
The North of Tyne Combined Authority has held its first cabinet meeting to decide how to spend a £600m investment fund.
Multi-million pound North of Tyne devolution deal signed
A devolution deal for the North of Tyne region has been approved in what the Government describes as an ‘unprecedented’ transfer of power from Westminster.
SOLACE Summit: Councils are at back of austerity queue
Councils are at the ‘end of the queue’ when it comes to receiving funding from the Treasury, the chief executive of Brighton & Hove Council has said.
Leaders in talks over East Anglia deal revival
Norfolk CC has been in talks with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) over a potential revival of a regional devolution deal, the council’s leader has revealed.
Bradley praises council efforts in 'challenging landscape'
Northern Ireland’s secretary of state today emphasised her commitment to restoring devolution and praised the effort made by local government in drawing up City Deals.
Burnham plans 'as bold as NHS creation'
Greater Manchester’s mayor has heralded a series of health reforms that he claims will be ‘equally as bold as the creation of the NHS’.