It’s time for Government to level up
There's still time to avoid levelling up becoming Boris Johnson’s Big Society, writes Sir Bob Kerslake - and two papers from the LGA and UK 2070 should be warmly welcomed by the Government as valuable contributions to their goal to build back better.
Levelling up and the Budget
Lord Bob Kerslake argues that a coherent plan is needed to ensure the Budget’s new capital spending and R&D cash geared at areas outside London and the South East has maximum impact.
Bridging the divide
The Prime Minister’s aim of bringing the country back together is welcome, says Lord Kerslake - and dovetails with the UK 2070 Commission’s findings on the scale and direction of travel of the imbalance between North and South.
Spending reductions have ‘taken a toll’
As the General Election campaign moves up a gear, Lord Bob Kerslake says the manifestos should be scrutinised to see if they recognise the need to restore local government funding.
Local leadership has never been so important
Beyond preparing for the immediate fall out from a no deal Brexit should it happen, Lord Kerslake believes local government will need to play a key role in uniting the country again following one of the most divisive periods in its history.
Lord Kerslake: Let's reignite the possibilities of localism
Localism is a marathon, not a sprint, writes Lord Kerslake. Quick fixes through legislation will not be enough.