Lord Kerslake

  • Let’s end rough sleeping

    06 September 2021

    The Government has committed to ending rough sleeping by 2024. To sustain this there needs to be a cross-government strategy that recognises rough sleeping as both a health and a housing issue writes Lord Bob Kerslake.

  • It’s time for Government to level up

    06 October 2020

    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

    18 March 2020

    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

    09 January 2020

    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’

    19 November 2019

    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

    04 September 2019

    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

    22 January 2018

    Localism is a marathon, not a sprint, writes Lord Kerslake. Quick fixes through legislation will not be enough.