Report: Future Local

Over the summer of 2016 we published a series of essays online which looked at the future for devolved local government.

The essays look to a future with an even more independent local government with clear powers, clear vision and a clear role in driving prosperity and ambition locally. There are seven chapters looking at:

  • Sovereignty: A look back at pre-war local government to make the case for a more muscular municipalism.
  • Creative destruction: The need for a better narrative about democratic renewal in our devolution plans.
  • A written constitution: The need for a constitutional settlement in a post-European age which establishes clear and un-erodable powers for local government.
  • The financial future of local government, including a more solid fiscal base and new forms of taxation.
  • Local leadership: The potential for more impressive and diverse local leadership in a devolved system and the support these leaders will need.
  • At the centre of local economic life: A more aggressive and innovative role for local government in promoting local growth.
  • Global participation and leadership of British local authorities.

Future Local is now available to download in one PDF. The online essays can be viewed on Social Shorthand.

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Published
14 Nov 2016
Authors
Jonathan Carr-West; Andrew Walker; Janet Sillett; Ingrid Koehler; Lauren Lucas; Dan Garfield; Jennifer Glover; Jane Sankarayya
Relates to
Future Local: where next for devolution?
Category
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement
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Full report (PDF, 1.53 MB)