Amid a cost of living crisis and a shifting political landscape, there is a lot at stake for the main parties on Thursday 5 May.
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This May, residents of South Yorkshire will head to the polls to elect their city region mayor. What are metro mayors and what do they do?
City MinutesSouth Yorkshire Election Special
Chief Executive Andrew Carter speaks with four mayoral candidates ahead of the upcoming South Yorkshire elections to discuss their priorities for improving the city region’s economy
This briefing sets out three policy priorities for the new metro mayor after the election to address the biggest issues facing South Yorkshire's economy.
Three things the new mayor of South Yorkshire needs to focus on in order to strengthen the region’s economy.
Bus franchising in Manchester will need complementary investments to shape the way people live and work in a way that better supports the public transport system
Recent big decisions mean the populations of Manchester, Liverpool and South Yorkshire can hopefully look forward to cheaper, greener, faster and more reliable services.
A panel discussion on what the recently-published Levelling Up White Paper means for devolution and the implications this has for the future of local government in England
We reflected on the contents of the Levelling Up White Paper, discussed which policies have been prioritised, and debated the agenda’s commitment to delivering meaningful long-term change.
What the Levelling Up White Paper means for devolution and the future of local government in England.