The recent stand off between Andy Burnham and the Government shouldn't be seen as a failure of devolution, it shows that it's working. But there's still more to be done.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
Andrew Carter calls for the Government to press ahead with local government reform and empower cities and towns to find solutions to their challenges.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Levelling up local government in England
Simon Jeffrey on the problems with English local government, and his proposals to fix them.
This report sets out how the Government should use the devolution white paper to reorganise and simplify local government to level up the country.
City TalksCity Talks: Debbie Weekes-Bernard on race, ethnicity and devolved policy making
London's Deputy Mayor Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard on how issues of race and ethnicity are considered in the devolved policy making process.