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The Government should commit to a ‘whole North’ approach to development rather than just focusing on the Manchester region, think tank says.
Greater Manchester is radically overhauling the way it delivers public services in what is being billed as a ‘big test for devolution’.
Bath & North East Somerset is being urged to lobby the Government for powers to raise money for local services, such as levies on tourism and short-term lets.
A devolution deal for the North of Tyne region has been approved in what the Government describes as an ‘unprecedented’ transfer of power from Westminster.
Mayor Andy Burnham has called on the Government to give Greater Manchester more powers to look after the day-to-day running of the region’s transport.
Boris Johnson has called for ‘long overdue’ fiscal devolution for local government saying it will help them fund services and encourage more housebuilding.
As conference season takes shape, LGA chair Lord Porter looks at the critical issues currently facing local government he is hoping will take centre stage
Councils in Yorkshire have made a show of unity in their pursuit of a devolution deal for the region.
There are no more easy pickings when it comes to cuts and now the cracks in austerity plans are taking their toll, writes Heather Jameson.
The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is expected to call for a contingency plan in case of a no-deal Brexit in a major speech later today.