City deals among promises in DUP-Conservative deal
Fresh devolved powers for Northern Ireland form a key part of today’s £1bn deal between the minority Conservative government and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
We need a public inquiry into our national politicians
Occasionally a crisis will happen that exposes our trust in the competence of politicians to be entirely optimistic, writes Michael Burton.
Surrey Heartlands in GM-style health devo deal
A Greater Manchester-style devolution deal has been struck in Surrey Heartlands.
Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Which way Mrs May?
Social care predicted to be among casualties of reforms for the sector post General Election – though door could still be open for devo
Social care to take a hit under new government
Local government is unlikely to see any big changes when it comes to social care because of the difficulty the new government will face in passing any legislation, a think-tank chief executive has warned.
The new PM must pick up the devolution baton
The tone on devolution has shifted since the 2015 General Election - and not for the good. Andrew Carter argues whoever is in power tomorrow has a chance to further empower cities.
A bulging in-tray awaits the communities secretary next week
From community cohesion to business rates, devolution and adult social care, whoever walks into Marsham Street next week will have a lot of paperwork to go through.
An ecosystem is emerging outside of government which, Robert Pollock writes, is putting co-designed and outcome-oriented services into practice
Clear framework will ‘aid devolution’
County councils and experts have welcomed a Conservative Party manifesto pledge to create a devolution framework and ditch the mayoral requirement for rural areas.
Parties promise less austerity but little more on devolution
Local government received a passing mention in last week’s party manifestos but their main focus was on tax and spend and controversial plans for health and care. Michael Burton reports.
Strengthening local democracy
In a final article written before he died last month, George Jones and fellow author John Stewart argued that local representative democracy is being eroded.
Time to connect the disconnected
With a recent focus on the handing of powers to a collection of high profile regional mayors, Sue Baxter urges the next Governement, whichever hue it may be, to push devolution down to the grass roots.
Rebooting the devolution agenda
Sean Nolan looks at the results of the English mayoral elections and assesses what is next on the agenda.
The keys to prosperity
Key Cities leaders gathered at a round table event, organised in partnership with The MJ, to discuss their pivotal role in propping up the UK economy and creating vibrant communities after Brexit. Sam Clayden reports.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Dear metro mayors, unite to seize an even bigger prize
Ed Cox addresses the six elected mayors directly, calling on them to join together and form an unstoppable coalition.
Metro mayors: from election to implementation
Tina Hallett sets out the approaches the new mayors should consider if they are to succeed in their missions.
Tories reveal local government approach in manifesto
The Conservatives have revealed a raft of policies on social care, business rates, devolution, housing and children’s services in their manifesto published today.
The new mayors will change politics in unexpected ways
Tom Follett examines the new mayoral roles and how the regional figureheads will impact upon the political landscape.