Regional mayors should make their voices heard
Heather Jameson says the Government has created strong regional mayors to represent their own places and they should 'now let them roar'.
More than £600m awarded to 26 new Town Deals
The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.
Early payment systems provide expanded social value
Early payments will be an essential building block as we exit lockdown, and local government has been leading the way, says Ben Jackson.
Welsh Government 'ditched as partner'
The Welsh Government has been ‘ditched as a partner’ in the rollout of two new funds, a former secretary of state for Wales has said.
A fresh challenge
The new president of ADEPT Paula Hewitt outlines her hopes and plans as the sector slowly recovers from the COVID pandemic – and says ‘real’ collaboration is vital to a successful future for places and communities.
A new vision for Nuneaton
Mark Ryder and Dawn Dawson explain how a joined-up approach between authorities will transform Nuneaton town centre, bringing essential redevelopment and address regeneration in one of the most deprived areas in Warwickshire.
Battling the new apocalypse
Local government is besieged by the pandemic, digitalistion, the economy and the impending fiscal crisis; issues leaders will need to continue to find answers for. The Leadership Centre’s Joe Simpson talks to Heather Jameson.
Report finds cities hit by 'Zoomshock' are best placed to economic recovery
Cities have been hollowed out by COVID but they are still best placed to drive the recovery, a report by economic growth specialists Metro Dynamics has said.
PM announces policies to support levelling up agenda
The Prime Minister has announced 57 local areas will share £830m to transform high streets as part of the Government's levelling up plans.
Ministers lambasted by select committee
Luke Hall and Paul Scully have been accused of a 'complete lack of understanding' of levelling up by MPs.
Devo must focus on economy, says think-tank
Devolution needs to focus on rebuilding the economy rather than local government reorganisation, a think-tank has claimed.
Devolution call in business leaders' blueprint
Top business leaders have issued a blueprint for recovery that includes more devolved powers for metro mayors, unitaries and counties, and rebranded local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).
Questions over impact of reorganisation on Levelling Up Fund
MPs have sought ‘clarity’ on priority rankings for Levelling Up Fund investment.
Levelling up funding is 'poorly targeted' report warns
There are 6.5 million people living in deprived local authorities that will not be helped by the Government's levelling up funding, new analysis has revealed.
LEPs sidelined ahead of review
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) have been side-lined from two crucial funds ahead of a review of the future of the organisations.
Getting Westminster open for business again
The new pillar of Westminster’s City for All plan puts a revival of the West End and local shopping streets at the centre of the council’s vision, says Rachael Robathan.
Levelling Up Fund to feature rapid bid process
The £4bn cross-departmental Levelling Up Fund will feature a rapid bid process, with all projects having to be completed before the next General Election, The MJ understands.
Put climate change at the heart of building back, say MPs
Climate change needs to be at the heart of the government’s plans to build back the economy after COVID-19, MPs have declared.
Think-tank launches levelling up Big Bang theory
The Government should launch a Northern Big Bang to ‘unleash a torrent of investment into the Northern economy’ says a report from a Conservative think-tank.
Rural economic growth deal secured
A £70m rural economic growth deal has been agreed between the Scottish and UK governments and Argyll and Bute Council.