Why metro-mayors matter to the devolution agenda

Alexandra Jones argues in Public Sector Executive that the government is right to insist on city-region mayors as part of their approach to devolution.

Press release published on 11 February 2016 by Alexandra Jones

Relinquishing control is never easy, particularly when you’re the most centralised state in the developed world. Yet over the past five years, a quiet transformation has been taking place, as the government has started to decentralise power across the country through city deals and growth deals. Since Greater Manchester’s 2014 devolution deal, the pace has picked up, with a host of other cities also securing agreements to take on new powers in exchange for agreeing to have metro-mayors.

Read the rest of the article in Public Sector Executive.