Thousands of disadvantaged people are to be helped back into work under new pilot schemes being delivered by six combined authorities.
There is a risk local councillors will have limited capacity for the overview and scrutiny of combined authorities, auditors have warned.
Three district councils have submitted their plan for a combined authority in Oxfordshire to the Government, in response for calls for a unitary council.
The new metro mayors should put digital devolution at the ‘heart of their plans’, tech industry campaigners say.
Nearly all (93%) of senior positions in the new combined authorities will be appointed to white men, new research has revealed.
Tees Valley Combined Authority has become the first authority outside of London to be granted the power to create locally-accountable Mayoral Development Corporations.
Metro mayors should use newly-devolved criminal justice powers to cut reoffending rates, report urges.
Communities minister Andrew Percy has given the go-ahead for the west of England combined authority headed by a directly-elected mayor.
Calls to reignite the Leeds City Region devolution proposals submitted almost 18 months ago have been made by chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Warrington Borough Council’s executive board yesterday approved plans for a devolution deal with Cheshire.