Call for more women in local government
Council leaders have admitted that the move towards gender balance in local government should be made at a ‘faster pace’.
‘Involve small firms in devo deals,’ CAs told
Combined authorities need to take small firms with them in any devolution deal-making, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has urged.
CIPFA set to target CAs
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is expected to focus on combined authorities when it publishes a new version of its prudential code.
Is the county devolution door still open?
After the Northern Powerhouse minister's suggestion that devolution was a city only game, Martin Hill explains why overlooking the counties would be a missed opportunity.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
Government confirms talks over second West Midlands devolution deal
Business secretary Greg Clark has suggested the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is on the brink of striking a second devolution deal with the Government.
Cook to fill in when Cadman leaves
Suffolk CC’s corporate director of health, wellbeing and children’s services will step into the role of chief executive when Deborah Cadman leaves in September.
Hughes and Goldsworthy join new finance commission
An ex-boss of Birmingham City Council has been appointed to a commission charged with finding ways to provide billions of pounds for the West Midlands.
CIPFA conference: Boylan hits out at 'initiativitis'
The chief executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority has attacked the 'initiativitis' that has dominated housing policy.
High standards will help mayors deliver
Dr Jane Martin looks at the role of the new metro mayors who promote the seven principles of public life within their combined authorities and take a lead in embedding them across local government as a whole
Yorkshire-wide devo deal ruled out by minister
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has ruled out a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal.
NAO questions combined authorities' economic benefits
There is inadequate evidence to suggest that combined authorities deliver improved economic outcomes, a report published by the National Audit Office has said.
Cadman takes on Combined Authority post
Suffolk CC chief executive Deborah Cadman has been hired as the new chief for the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Liverpool chief executive re-bailed, police confirm
Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald was yesterday among four men re-bailed on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.
Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Rebooting the devolution agenda
Sean Nolan looks at the results of the English mayoral elections and assesses what is next on the agenda.
The keys to prosperity
Key Cities leaders gathered at a round table event, organised in partnership with The MJ, to discuss their pivotal role in propping up the UK economy and creating vibrant communities after Brexit. Sam Clayden reports.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Dear metro mayors, unite to seize an even bigger prize
Ed Cox addresses the six elected mayors directly, calling on them to join together and form an unstoppable coalition.
Metro mayors: from election to implementation
Tina Hallett sets out the approaches the new mayors should consider if they are to succeed in their missions.