Some of the arguments for a directly elected or mayoral model seem to be set up against a straw man.
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For all the talk of levelling up ex-industrial towns, the contract for the scheme has been awarded to a mammoth Chinese state-owned company.
Health and Social Care 3) Ryan Bourne: The battle for spending control and lower taxes appears to be lost
There is nothing for productivity growth, ageing, minimum wage hikes, tailoring care to individual needs, or councils’ incentives to build more homes.
The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
The more radical his plans are, the more resistance there will be. But one can’t serve up a municipal omelette without breaking eggs.
Local leaders must be given the power to take greater responsibility in achieving net zero.
A new paper from Localis and Human Engine makes the case for well-managed local authority entrepreneurialism.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
Alex Morton: Scrapping planning won’t happen. And increasing permissions won’t work. Why we need a new Housing Guarantee.
The local plan process must remain at the heart of planning, so we must find a way to work within the existing framework.
Interview. Therese Coffey – “An element of a kinder politics is not calling other people bigots because you don’t agree with them.”
Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
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 Government should engage local authorities and the 10,000 military personnel held at high readiness to provide increased resilience.