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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Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.
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.
Our latest thinking on devolution in England
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What should the next Mayor of Greater Manchester focus on?
Transport, skills and taxation should be top of the mayor's agenda after the May election according to Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?
One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020The South Yorkshire deal agreement means the first wave of city region devolution is nearly over, where next?
The implementation of the South Yorkshire devolution deal shows that the wind is once again in the sails of city-region devolution, with over 24 million people in England now set to be covered....
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
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