Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
Posts Tagged: Localism
With a new devolution settlement councils can boost economic growth and provide improvements to the services people rely upon every day.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
These are areas that have been neglected for many years. The big cities have had rather greater attention for many years.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Increased centralisation has led to a huge increase in costs. We must restore a sense of community and pride.
A community veto against changing street names and destroying statues is not unreasonable.
Bill Bowkett: The pandemic has shown the value of localism. But the Government seems to be ignoring this lesson.
A hyper-localised approach means decisive action with local residents and businesses in mind.
The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
The effectiveness of voluntary groups and social enterprises in responding to the pandemic shows their potential.
Bob Seely: Lessons from the Cummings era about leadership, decentralisation, localism – and making more use of MPs
Compare and contrast how government works with what the Armed Forces do – and their practice of decentralised command.
Ricky Bower: Some of the proposed planning reforms are welcome. But localism should not be sacrificed.
Blaming councils for delays is often unfair. Often the highways authorities delay providing the infrastructure needed.
As we are starting to see different restrictions apply in various parts of the country, we know from our experience to date that one size does not fit all.
Matthew Oakley: Levelling up. We need to measure it in order to deliver it – and know that it’s worked
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.