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An ‘extreme’ rise in demand on county authorities will treble their funding black hole to over £2.5bn in the next four years, county leaders reveal.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has bid for more than £200m of government investment in its Autumn Budget submission.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has welcomed the government's announcement of £3.8m package to end homelessness and rough sleeping in the city.
A local government think tank has told Whitehall they cannot ‘cherry pick’ what powers are handed down locally and has called for ‘radical change’ to help councils tackle major challenges.
The Government should listen to all parts of the North as Britain leaves the EU, leaders of the northern combined authorities have demanded.
Whitehall should reopen the conversation about ‘meaningful’ fiscal devolution in order to help places attract sustainable investment, says report on the progress of combined authorities.
Future devolution of power from Whitehall to local areas must take into account frontline services in ‘strategic, financial and delivery terms,’ report says.
Barnsley and Doncaster MBCs have refused to back a Sheffield city region devolution deal.
Giving the UK’s biggest cities more power and freedom over service provision could boost the country’s economy by up to £90m a year, a new report has argued.
The UK is the most ‘geographically unbalanced’ economy in Europe, think tank says after council chiefs warn of stalled devolution agenda.