The next government needs to provide a ‘strategic direction’ for councils currently operating in a ‘very messy and muddled policy environment,’ a think-tank boss has urged.
A string of new transport and infrastructure proposals have been unveiled by the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in his 100-day manifesto.
New Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is on a mission to convince the Government to strike further devolution deals across the north of England.
Local government big hitters have voiced concerns about the accountability, effectiveness and necessity of the incoming combined authority mayors.
Prime minister Theresa May has signalled intent to go on the offensive for new English county council, Welsh and Scottish seats.
The industrial strategy has dominated the agenda over the past month, but a new Localis report says it is time to move the debate forward. Sam Clayden reports.
Local authorities will be able to access a £300m fund in order to ease business rate revaluation challenges in their local areas, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
The Government has scrapped controversial clauses from the Children and Social Work Bill that would have exempted select local authorities from their statutory duties to young people.
As yet more devolution proposals face setbacks, Sam Clayden takes the temperature of the agenda and asks whether it truly has hit a brick wall.
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.