Northern Ireland devo claims
Further devolution to Northern Irish councils is dependent on the restoration of a devolved government, a Cabinet minister has suggested.
Much bolder thinking on English devolution is overdue
Drawing on his research into metropolitan governance across the globe, Robin Hambleton calls on ministers to refresh their approach to devolution.
Are ministers and members obsessed with reorganisation?
Michael Burton asks how vital is structural reorganisation to delivering stronger local economies?
‘Mayor’s senate’ would help shape Whitehall policies
A ‘mayor’s senate’ should be established to help shape government policies as Whitehall struggles with capacity issues, a think-tank has suggested.
Dull devo proposals slammed
Just a handful of the 38 devolution proposals put forward from cities, towns and counties across the UK two years ago actually reached top politicians, a former Treasury minister has revealed.
Blow for Lancashire devo deal as leader demands greater commitment
Hopes for a Lancashire devolution deal have been dealt another blow after the county council’s leader demanded assurances other authorities were committed to the project.
Combined authorities: signs of success?
Martin Ellender and Kevin Gibbs believe combined authorities have the potential to transform place-based leadership, but meaningful fiscal devolution is needed to safeguard their success.
Martin Reeves: What I learned from my time as a twin hatter
Reflecting on his time leading the West Midlands Combined Authority, Martin Reeves reveals what he learned about trust, identity and leadership.
Ministers must recover a singular purpose over devolution
The Government needs to go back to its original focus for its city devolution agenda and regain a uniformity of voice, argues Andrew Carter.
Brexit cannot allow ministers to run roughshod over communities
Meaningful fiscal devolution is an imperative after Brexit, argues Rob Whiteman.
Deadlock leaves region ‘impatient’
Yorkshire is ‘running out of patience’ waiting for a devolution deal, the chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has warned.
Andrew Gwynne: We need a DCLG that will fight for the sector
As the Labour conference gathers in Brighton, Shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne talks to Dan Peters about devolution, fiscal change, and his hope to represent the sector in a far more positive light.
Unlocking the problems of centralisation
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Core Cities chair Cllr Judith Blake tells Heather Jameson what cities have to offer on the economy, democracy and devolution in a post-Brexit world.
Local government is too white
The lack of non-white chief executives and senior managers in local government is embarrassing. Atif Shafique calls for radical action to redress the balance.
What happened to county devolution?
Cllr Paul Carter says the Government needs to devolve to two-tier areas as well as just cities.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I want to be the best partner for local government’
Heather Jameson talks to communities secretary Sajid Javid about the progress of devolution, future funding, partnership working with the sector and that speech at the LGA conference...
Devolution is dead: Long live devolution
Rumours of the death of devolution have been greatly exaggerated, it would seem, if the secretary of state is to be believed.
Javid’s renewed rally for devo
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has urged council leaders to ‘put the party politics aside’ for the sake of devolution.
Further blow to South Yorkshire devolution deal
Barnsley and Doncaster MBCs refused to back a Sheffield city region devolution deal at a crunch meeting of all four south Yorkshire leaders this morning.
Hidden in plain sight: the frontline answer to devolution woes
Paul O’Brien and Victoria Bettany discuss the findings of their new report, which explores the possibilities for a more cohesive and locally led approach to devolution.