County deals will need to think about cities, mayors, and planning reform to make the most of the devolution agenda.
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In May 2021, nearly 20 million people in England will be choosing city-region mayors. What are metro mayors and what do they do?
Writing for UK in a Changing Europe, Andrew Carter argues that a post-Brexit England should shift power down to directly elected mayors.
City TalksCity Talks: Pat Ritchie on the biggest challenges for Newcastle
This week, Andrew Carter is joined by Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council to explore how the future for Newcastle might look in the context of city devolution, levelling up, and building back better.
The widely held, but wrongly assumed, belief that cities are rich and towns are poor will make levelling up even more difficult if it shapes policy.
Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.
This report sets out how the Government should use the devolution white paper to reorganise and simplify local government to level up the country.
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Our latest thinking on devolution in England
The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.