The manifesto committed to encouraging local takeovers of civic organisations or community assets under threat – such as local football clubs, pubs or post offices.”
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Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
We cannot afford to have so much at risk of bandwidth bottlenecks in Westminster and Whitehall. It’s time to kickstart decentralisation.
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
One place where there is unlikely to be any dithering is the West Midlands. The prospect of someone like Andy Street becoming mayor is hugely exciting.
Andy Street is the right candidate in the right place at the right time.
The NHS desperately needs a regulatory environment which will force it to think more entrepreneurially and collaboratively.
We should unleash the inner entrepreneurs among our nurses, social workers and librarians.
Mutuals and social enterprises in Liverpool and Manchester could be under threat.
These organisations have that strong public service ethos – but also employ the entrepreneurialism and commercial discipline of the private sector.
The new Prime Minister has acted quickly to ensure that crucial work can proceed.