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
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.
Government open to 'ground-up' London reorganisation
The Government is ready to discuss reform of local government in London, MPs have been told.
Leaders in talks over East Anglia deal revival
Norfolk CC has been in talks with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) over a potential revival of a regional devolution deal, the council’s leader has revealed.
'Preoccupation with cities threatens towns' growth' - report
Government ‘preoccupation’ with big cities is limiting the growth of smaller towns, a new report has claimed
Scrap all districts says Heseltine
District councils should be scrapped and 60 unitary counties created instead across England led by directly-elected mayors according to former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine
Burnham in plea for further education devolution
The mayor of Greater Manchester has made a plea for skills training to be devolved after giving a scathing assessment of Government education policy.
Jarvis takes Sheffield metro mayor role
Labour MP Dan Jarvis has been elected as the first mayor of the Sheffield City Region – but ministers will be discouraged by the low turnout for such a historic poll.