Mayors press for local furlough powers
The mayors of Liverpool and Manchester have urged the Government to provide funds for ‘humanitarian assistance’ during local lockdowns as figures suggest COVID-19 is spreading.
Call for £275m welfare assistance boost
A children’s charity has appealed for a reversal of cuts to funds for families facing financial hardship to avert a crisis following the coronavirus pandemic.
Community ties strengthen as economies unravel
Community cohesion is at an all-time high despite plummeting economic confidence during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of local government chiefs and leaders.
Number 10 puts mayors at the forefront of recovery
Mayors should be at the forefront of recovery from the pandemic, Number 10 has said.
Academics urge fiscal devolution
Experts have told MPs that financial powers must form part of the Government’s devolution plans.
Budget 2020: Mayoral authorities win big in transport
The Government has unveiled £4.2bn for urban transport as part of its spring budget giveaways.
A traditional tale
In these testing times for Anglo-European relations it is heart-warming to read one French visitor’s positively giddy account of Portsmouth’s mayor-making ceremony.
Dressed for success
Guests at last week’s London Fashion Week parties were positively agog with the latest news from the continental inferno of Australia.
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.