Time for Holyrood to give local leaders bigger say on spending in their cities

Alexandra Jones writes in the Scottish Herald about our Firm Views report.

Press release published on 4 December 2015

Does the Scotland Bill go far enough? That’s been the big question as the Bill was debated in Westminster in recent weeks, with the SNP arguing that Holyrood should have full control over child and working tax credits and the scope to decide to hold another independence referendum, neither of which feature in the Bill.

But another important question that’s been missing from these debates is what the Bill will mean for devolution beyond Holyrood. Part of the process of re-imagining how Scotland runs itself needs to focus on how the Scottish Government can use its new powers to give Glasgow and other cities more control over their own affairs.

Read the rest of the article in Herald Scotland.