C’llr magazine October 2016

Sovereignty and subsidiarity is the theme for the October edition of C’llr magazine. Alliteration aside, it boils down to a debate about where power lies, who exercises it and how are they held accountable. So far, so Brexit you might think – but what does Brexit mean for local government and what does the new¬†regime at Westminster mean for the future of devolution?

Special feature: Sovereignty and subsidiarity

  • Jonathan Carr-West introduces our feature and calls for control
  • Cllr Andrew Palfreeman on Kirklees Council’s Democracy Commission
  • Elizabeth Thompson on Sadiq Khan’s push for more devolution for London
  • Mark Smulian on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
  • Baroness Thornhill, Lord Porter Porter of Spalding CBE and Patrick Diamond on that referendum and what it means for local government
  • Claire Kober, Chair of London Councils on why London must be able to control the way it spends its money
  • Cllr Clive Eginton on how councils in the South West are working to create a combined authority

The post-Osborne puzzle

Jonathan Carr-West on the new landscape

Marginalia – Alec Shelbrook’s ‘local’ government

Impact report

Media watch

David Brindle on the media silly season

Good policy needs good evidence

Carol Grant wonders about the evidence for a return to grammar schools

A question of balance

Chris Naylor, chief executive of Barking and Dagenham on investing for growth

The c’llr interview – Lord Kerslake

Mark D’Arcy talks to the former Permanent Secretary at DCLG about why housing should be the top priority for the new team

Local government and the refugee crisis

Patrick Kelly investigates whether the burden of settling refugees is falling disproportionately on some councils

Curbing childhood obesity

Catherine Heffernan on the recent, and controversial, government plan for tackling obesity

Time to tackle the democratic deficit

Roshni Mistry on the woeful lack of BME councillors

Standing up for counties

Cllr Paul Carter, chair of the County Councils Network on the year ahead for counties

Irish local government

Andy Johnston compares British and Irish local government

Marketing place

Westco is an independent communications agency wholly owned by Westminster City Council. Its chief executive Tony Devenish explains why it is so important that areas learn how to compete for investment, people and infrastructure

The heartland is pounding with economic ambition

Cllr Martin Tett on the newly expanded Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance and its ambitious plans for economic growth in that region

A dramatic solution

St Alban’s District Council and a community theatre company teamed up to keep a popular local theatre open

In the shadow of the Habsburgs

Alan Waters spots some similarities between the fragmentation of a former European empire and the present Brexiting

Oct 2016
Special Feature
Sovereignty and subsidiarity
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