To truly ‘level -up’ we need to power up counties
Today a new report argues that the ‘levelling up’ agenda cannot bypass county areas. Cllr Barry Lewis says that ‘if done right, this agenda would move beyond overly-simple north-south divides and would focus on all areas that require expenditure’.
Why we back exec leaders
Cllr Barry Lewis and Cllr Andrew Proctor outline why Derbyshire CC and Norfolk CC have replaced the traditional chief executive position with a system where the council leaders have a more corporate leadership role