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The devolution of transport funding will enable councils to invest on a strategic basis and help match up transport with new developments, a new report says.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has told regional leaders that their plans for a One Yorkshire metro mayor fails to meet the Government’s devolution criteria.
Spending time poring over issues of The MJ from the past 125 years it is remarkable how much things change and yet they remain the same, says Heather Jameson.
Greater Manchester’s leaders are today announcing ‘radical plans’ to deliver more affordable housing and better transport across the region.
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.