Local government partnerships key to seaside town reinvention
Councils have been urged to work with central government and LEPs to revitalise Britain’s rundown coastal communities.
We are making the case to Honda to keep investment in Swindon
Council leader David Renard is part of a taskforce set up after Honda's announcement that it plans to shut the local plant. He says the key priority must be to make the case that investment in vehicles of the future is best done in Swindon.
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.
Ministers to 'super charge' LEP performance
Ministers have published plans to ‘super charge’ the performance and accountability of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) following a review.
Whitehall reassurance on local industrial strategies
Senior civil servants have pledged that local industrial strategies will be rolled out everywhere by 2021, The MJ understands.
Hawthorne: Local industrial strategies could go same way as devolution
Parts of the country could be left behind when Whitehall rolls out its local industrial strategies, a senior Local Government Association (LGA) figure has warned.
Government waters down devolution framework plans
Hopes are fading that the Government’s devolution framework will jump-start the agenda when it is finally published.
EXCLUSIVE: Doubts raised over local industrial strategies rollout
Concerns have been raised over the future of local industrial strategies, amid fears Whitehall will fail to push the policy further than just a few urban areas.
CIPFA hits back at Tesco rates attack
Finance directors have hit back at criticisms made by big companies that business rates are causing the collapse of retailers on the high street.
Build industrial strategies to beat Brexit, says Localis
The government needs to put more effort into agreeing local industrial strategies across the country, the latest report from think tank Localis has claimed.
Building productivity in a place
As we prepare for Brexit, local government’s role in boosting growth will become even more crucial. Heather Jameson looks at the latest report from think tank Localis on delivering the industrial strategy.
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.
A response to the Industrial Strategy white paper
Shaping the Industrial Strategy is among the most pressing challenges facing local authority leaders. Sam Clayden reports on what sector chiefs believe must be done
Making sense of the Industrial Strategy
Tom Stannard digests the Industrial Strategy white paper and outlines what it all means for local government.
Industrial Strategy 'lacks focus on inclusive growth'
The Government has failed to offer a compelling narrative around inclusive growth, Leeds City Council’s chief executive has warned.
Auditors in fresh LEP warning
A National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) LEP has warned that the Government’s ability to respond to failure was ‘limited’.
Lumbering LEPs and a rethink on mayors
Heather Jameson argues the Industrial Strategy white paper will end up with confused mosaic of structures across the country – and the inevitable threat of local government reorganisation.
Prince Harry and the Industrial Strategy
Prince Harry is a firm favourite at MJ Towers.
Three reasons why the Industrial Strategy is shortsighted
Jessica Studdert says the message to local government in today's Industrial Strategy white paper is clear: we might devolve, just not to you.
Industrial Strategy snubs councils
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.