Everyone's talking about devolution these days. But while there's growing consensus around the principle, there's far less clarity about how it is to be achieved.
Jonathan Carr-West comments on the devolution announcements made in the Queen's Speech.
The General Election result will have been a lot less surprising to anyone who’s been following local government elections over the last couple of years.
Jonathan Carr-West discusses lessons from local government in his article for Compass's report, 'Finding Our Voice: Making the 21st Century State.'
The Budget announcements on greater powers for local authorities demonstrate that the Chancellor and the Treasury are serious about fiscal devolution, writes Jonathan Carr-West in a post that first appeared on Public Finance website.
Child sexual exploitation revelations over the last few weeks have been truly horrific and should give pause to all of us involved in public services.
Jonathan Carr-West's analysis of the Institute for Fiscal Studies spending power of local authorities report.
The County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launched its second inquiry report "The State of Care in Counties: The Integration Imperative" this week with support from the LGiU and County Councils Network (CCN). Our full analysis here.
Congratulations to this year’s LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Award winners and to all those who were shortlisted and nominated.
A more decentralised politics and economy are not just a nice to have alongside core political objectives like growth and public service reform; they are how you achieve those objectives.