Laura Sharman 17 November 2020

Ministers urged to 'double down on devolution'

Ministers urged to double down on devolution image

A new study has called for the creation of 'pop up parishes' and 'people's budgets' to give communities greater control over local services and assets.

Localis has set out a series of recommendations for ministers to 'double down on devolution' to enable communities to build back better.

Renewing Neighbourhood Democracy – Creating Powerful Communities also urges the creation of a £2bn Community Wealth Fund to specifically target the social and civic infrastructure of ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods across the country.

It also argues councils should be given a statutory role for managing double devolution and community relations. a think tank has said today in a new study.

Localis chief executive, Jonathan Werran, said: 'If this is to be a teachable moment, then we must place greater trust in our communities to provide the impetus for social renewal and economic recovery.

'This must mean a genuine commitment from government for double devolution under which communities receive full powers and support to develop greater genuine autonomy and assume control for scripting their own local destinies.'

Writing for The MJ, Mr Werran argues the Recovery and Devolution White Paper must seize on the promise of double devolution to build economic and social renewal from the bottom up.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

People Information Analyst

Essex County Council
£32500 - £35289 per annum
People Information AnalystPermanent, Full TimeUp to £35,289 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Pension Officer

Essex County Council
Up to £12.02 per hour
Pension Officer Temporary, Full Time Up to £12.02 per hour Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Key Worker - Young Carers

Essex County Council
£20604 - £22149 per annum
Key Worker - Young CarersPermanent, Full TimeUp to £22,149 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Digital Forensic Analyst

North Yorkshire County Council
£20,493 to £22,627
We are looking for someone who has a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy, is a strong communicator with... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Primary Mental Health Worker

Barnet London Borough Council
£47,841 - £52,886 Per Annum
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic and energetic clinical psychologist or equivalent to join... London (Greater)
Recuriter: Barnet London Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue