The light in COVID-19’s shade
New Local’s latest report identifies the approaches that helped local areas manage the first lockdown. Community-led action works and must be sustained, says Charlotte Morgan.
Community-led skills devo should be the way forward
A more comprehensive and community-led approach to devolution would enable skills strategies and local services to be joined up more effectively, says Charlotte Morgan.
‘Devolve to Resolve’ the jobs and skills challenge
Powers and budgets for post-16 employment and skills development policy should be unconditionally devolved to combined and local authorities to allow for targeted interventions, says Charlotte Morgan.
Brexit: The English Question
What of England? The progress James Brokenshire has made to engage with local government on Brexit in a more structured and receptive manner is welcome, but needs to be accelerated, writes Charlotte Morgan.