Next London mayor must ‘forge’ new template for devolution
London boroughs have called on the next mayor to ‘reset’ the relationship between central Government and Britain’s cities and counties.
Burnham calls for English Barnett Formula
The Government should create an English version of the Barnett Formula to deliver fair funding outside of London, the mayor of Greater Manchester has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Growth boards plan for non-mayor areas
County councils have suggested ministers should establish growth boards to coordinate economic development in areas that do not have elected mayors or combined authorities.
Talks bring devolution closer for Yorkshire
Devolution came a step closer in Yorkshire this week as ministers met with leaders from across the county.
Dorin’s not kidding
Many politicians these days are eager to follow in the footsteps of alt-Right figureheads like Donald Trump.
Government urged to unshackle northern leaders to tackle flooding
The Prime Minister must act now to prevent more devastating flooding in the north of England, a think-tank has urged.
Mayors press for action to fulfill election promises
Newly-won Conservative constituencies in the Midlands and northern England have begun lobbying the Government for commitments to further devolution and capital spending.
Political row breaks out over Towns Fund
The Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund has been dismissed as a ‘pre-election stunt’ by political opponents.
There are a wide range of views on what representative democracy should mean these days.
Devolution key to tackle climate change
Devolution is crucial to unlocking the potential of local government to play its part in tackling climate change, new reports published this week have concluded.
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.