Ministers must not forget that parts of the South East, including some coastal communities, are as in need of attention as anywhere else.
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Jonathan Werran: Levelling up. Is Gove poised to mimic his academies programme and bypass local authorities?
The fourth part of a ConHome series this week on Levelling Up as the Government’s White Paper nears publication.
We need a new cross-departmental task force for flood-risk development, overseen by a new ministerial post.
A new paper from Localis and Human Engine makes the case for well-managed local authority entrepreneurialism.
Jonathan Werran: As recent local elections showed, the mayoral revolution has been a success. Now it must roll on.
The role of strong local leadership here cannot be underestimated in galvanizing place prosperity.
Jonathan Werran: Levelling up. A radical economic overhaul and zero carbon cannot be delivered from the centre.
The moment calls for urgently aligning the agenda for devolution and decentralisation with that of growth and recovery.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
Among our recommendations today, Localis is urging central government to further reduce the tax burden on the pub sector.
Jonathan Werran: The Union and the English question. The answer is to let a hundred localist flowers bloom
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
The effectiveness of voluntary groups and social enterprises in responding to the pandemic shows their potential.
A deal has been agreed between West Sussex County Council and Gatwick Airport on improving community housing and infrastructure.
The cap for triggering referendums must now yield to popular consent to pay more in local charges to improve local services.