Dr Simon Kaye

  • Making the first move on devo

    08 January 2024

    Dr Simon Kaye says central government will have to work very differently if a more radical programme of devolution is to happen – and local government may be forced to make the first move.

  • Required: some real radicalism

    17 October 2023

    Dr Simon Kaye reflects on the recent round of political party conferences and argues that a coherent vision for the present – or future – of local authorities in England is still missing.

  • Five things we learned from Reimagining the Local State

    20 June 2023

    Following Reform’s conference on reimagining the local state, Simon Kaye presents five things that should be top of the list for advocates of devolution, community power and localism.

  • More ambition please

    04 October 2022

    As delegates gathered in Birmingham this week for the Conservative Party Conference, Dr Simon Kaye says he thinks there is room for more ambition around investment zones.