Devo paper to target 'structural reform'
Local Government leaders have urged ministers to consult them ahead of a White Paper on ‘structural and institutional reform’ of combined authorities.
Queen's speech: Devolution White Paper to set out 'structural reform'
An English devolution White Paper is planned by the Government, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech.
Metro mayors call for place-based funding
England’s nine metro mayors have urged the Government to take a place-based approach to funding in the 2020 Spending Review.
Bristol mayor creates UK-first social investment scheme
Bristol’s mayor is hoping to mobilise the investment power of businesses to tackle the city’s challenges in a scheme thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.
London in skills devolution call
The capital has called on the Government to further devolve powers over skills funding.
Is the ‘under the radar’ devolution of the NHS the future for our health and social care system?
Phil Hope and Steve Barwick highlight a new essay collection that reveals an ‘under the radar’ trend for devolution of the NHS. They ask: is devolution the future for health and social care?
From one Diary to another
Dealing with the in-laws can often be fraught with danger, with a diplomatic incident never far away.
£250bn and more devolution needed to tackle oncoming crisis
The Government needs to invest £250bn and commit to devolution if it is to tackle the jobs, housing and environmental pressures on the horizon, a group chaired by local government stalwart Lord Kerslake has argued.
Scottish councils need more power - think-tank
Scottish local government needs a ‘renewal,’ a think tank has urged, with directly elected mayors and complete control over council tax and business rates.
Running for Mayor
We’re all used to seeing politicians running for some office or another, but every Spring sees a host of local government luminaries dusting off their Reeboks* and trundling around all 24-and-a-bit miles of the London Marathon, running for charity.
Mayors claim Spending Review will prioritise shires over cities
Mayors in London, Liverpool and Sheffield have claimed ‘poor’ cities will lose out to ‘wealthy’ shires in the Government’s Spending Review.
International recognition for Doncaster mayor
The Mayor of Doncaster has been recognised with a global award
Enfield of dreams
Mayors are generally known for cutting ribbons, kissing babies and shaking dignitaries’ hands.
Tees Valley votes for £40m airport deal
Tees Valley Combined Authority has given the green light to take a local airport back into public ownership.
Tees Valley mayor's airport investment would total £75m
Tees Valley Combined Authority is being asked to commit £75m to the purchase of an airport, the business case has revealed.
Mayoral Development Corporation proposed for Stockport
Greater Manchester Combined Authority has put forward proposals to form a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) in Stockport.
Greater Manchester warns Government over asylum contracts
Greater Manchester has vowed to ‘hold the Government to account’ over the number of asylum seekers the region accommodates.
Cabinet minister calls for rural devolution
Liz Truss has called for rural counties to get the same devolved powers as metro mayors.
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.
Mayors demand powers over £2.4bn Brexit fund
England's metro mayors have demanded control of £2.4bn pledged by the Government to replace EU funding post-Brexit.