A step-change in NHS devolution
The public vote for Brexit represented a national call to take back control. Jack Airey explains how inflexible central control over health must be countered by empowering local leaders through devolution
Taking back control, but at what price?
Will councils be heard in Brexit negotiations? What next for devolution? And how will local budgets fare? Jack Airey examines the many questions posed following the referendum result
Corbyn's council tax dilemma
Has Jeremy Corbyn dropped the ball on localism? Jack Airey says the Labour Party leader could do well to learn from the approach taken on council tax by his colleagues in Scotland
Local authorities should highlight their entrepreneurial flair to prove they are up to the task of delivering devolutionary growth deals, argues Jack Airey
Local government has had to make radical changes in the last four years to cope with austerity finances, and the adaptation of a shrinking workforce has proved no exception, writes Jack Airey