Corbyn backs One Yorkshire devolution
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has thrown his weight behind a devolution deal covering the whole of Yorkshire.
Minister ducks new formula guarantee
A minister has refused to guarantee no council will receive less money under the new funding formula as local authority finance dominated prime minister’s questions (PMQ).
Devolution warning for boroughs
London boroughs have been warned they have a ‘relatively brief window of opportunity’ to influence health and social care devolution to the capital.
Kier predicts steady stream of business from councils
Kier has predicted a steady stream of business from local authorities as devolution gains pace and more councils work together on major projects.
Local government to be formally consulted after Brexit
Ministers this week assured local government the sector will be consulted on important issues after Brexit.
Javid orders review after second finance mistake
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Devolution is the answer to Brexit, mayors say
Devolving more powers to local government is the only way to manage the fallout of Brexit on the UK, the mayors of Greater Manchester and Tees Valley have said.
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.
Devolve apprenticeship levy for targeted skills development
Significant changes to the apprenticeship levy are needed to achieve its potential, writes Cllr Sir Richard Leese.
Andy Street: Championing the West Midlands
Mayor Andy Street believes the West Midlands is experiencing an economic revival, but if all communities are going to share in that success, he needs more support from the Government. Sam Clayden reports.
Kerslake in attempt to break devolution deadlock
The former head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake, has been drafted in to resolve the deadlock over Yorkshire devolution.
DWP devolves £135m to London
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has devolved £135m to local authorities in London to help disabled people back into work.
Truth hates delay
The Government can’t keep using the 2017 General Election and work on Brexit as excuses for inaction, writes Ian Miller.
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.