Greg Clark

  • Prince Harry and the Industrial Strategy

    27 November 2017

    Prince Harry is a firm favourite at MJ Towers.


  • Industrial Strategy snubs councils

    27 November 2017

    Business secretary Greg Clark has snubbed councils and empowered local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) as the drivers of future local growth in the Government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy.


  • Government confirms talks over second West Midlands devolution deal

    25 July 2017

    Business secretary Greg Clark has suggested the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is on the brink of striking a second devolution deal with the Government.


  • Top-down plan shot down

    22 March 2017

    Town halls and experts have kicked back at sweeping proposals urging ministers to impose new devolution structures on places that fail to agree them locally.


  • Jones to leave think-tank to work with Clark

    10 March 2017

    The chief executive of the Centre for Cities think-tank, Alexandra Jones, has been hired to head up the Government’s industrial strategy, it was announced today.


  • LGA backs districts following Whitehall raid on NHB budget

    24 January 2017

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has backed furious districts angry after Whitehall raided the New Homes Bonus (NHB) budget to help prop up social care.


  • Conservatives name West Midlands mayoral candidate

    30 September 2016

    John Lewis managing director Andy Street has been named the Conservative candidate for next year’s West Midlands metro mayor elections.


  • Sajid Javid has yet to set the agenda

    31 August 2016

    Sajid Javid is yet to make his mark on local government policy but his rhetoric on council budgets could be a cause for concern, says Heather Jameson


  • Where next for devolution?

    10 August 2016

    Will government demands for elected mayors in devolution deals survive in the post-Brexit shake-up and how will the agenda be shaped by the referendum result? Simon Goacher looks at the evidence.


  • Business as usual?

    10 August 2016

    Serious concerns still remain over the logistics of business rates redistribution. Finance expert Frances Foster talks to Dan Peters about the pitfalls of pilots, the crucial question of ‘need’ and the future of SIGOMA’s campaign work.


  • West Country firms want decision on power plan

    02 August 2016

    Council leaders have called on the Government to make a final decision on Hinkley Point C as soon as possible for the sake of local firms.


  • Fear for councils over business rates appeals

    13 July 2016

    The risk of losing business rates appeals needs to be held at a national level, a senior local government finance chief has argued.


  • The path ahead for local government

    13 July 2016

    Greg Clark talks to Heather Jameson about the place for local government post-Brexit, the future of council funding and his stance on business rates devolution.


  • Devolution still the way under May – Clark

    13 July 2016

    Local government will be ‘vital’ in new prime minister Theresa May’s premiership, communities secretary Greg Clark has claimed.


  • Clark draws battle lines

    13 July 2016

    After initial fears Brexit would push devolution to the back of a very long queue of priorities, it was refreshing to hear communities secretary Greg Clark pledge his support for further decentralisation to London.


  • Clark 'confident' sector will be vital in May premiership

    12 July 2016

    Communities secretary Greg Clark has highlighted the significance of Theresa May’s appearance in Birmingham on the day of her coronation as David Cameron’s successor.


  • Extra £300m to be spent on adult social care

    30 June 2016

    Councils are planning to invest an extra £308m this year on adult social care services, according to official figures.


  • Merseyside mayoral elections date revealed

    09 June 2016

    Elections for the first ever mayor of the Liverpool city region will take place on 4 May next year, communities secretary Greg Clark has announced.


  • Northern exposure

    02 June 2016

    Like it or loathe it, a minister’s impenetrable loyalty to the department’s line is his or her prerogative.


  • EXCLUSIVE: Watchdog to probe final funding deal

    25 May 2016

    Auditors are poised to probe a last-minute government decision to gift some councils £300m transitional funding over the next two years, The MJ understands.