If metro mayors are defunded, sidelined or even scrapped then the Prime Minister’s levelling-up agenda will fail, and ultimately so, too, will his government argues Andrew Carter.
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City TalksCity Talks: Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure
Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure.
May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region mayors in Greater London and Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley. What are they and what do they do?
City TalksCity Talks: Politicians on levelling up during the Covid-19 pandemic
Four senior politicians on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the levelling up agenda - and why it's more important than ever.
While Central Government is having to deal with the effects of the pandemic, now is exactly the right time to be devolving responsibility and resources to cities and towns across the country, argues Andrew Carter.
Arguing for more balance in how money is allocated across the country does nothing to tackle the varied challenges different places face in improving their economies.
While the Treasury’s method of appraisal has been the focus of much recent ire, it is the lack of clear strategy from successive governments that should be the focus of the North’s frustrations.
This report calls for a simplification of the Treasury's Green Book methodology, stronger local government, and a Government strategy and resources to achieve levelling up.
Paul Swinney sets out the inherent problems with English local government, and our proposals for reform.
Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.