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Posts Tagged: Localism
There was a really good vibe at Party Conference – especially at lots of outstanding fringe events discussing how to give local communities greater powers.
An English Devolution Bill is needed to reignite the process of devolving widespread powers and funding to local areas across the whole country.
A serious devolution agenda would champion freedom from the suffocating tendrils of risk-averse Whitehall mandarins.
Robert Jenrick: Every council should ready itself for Brexit – deal or no deal – at the end of October
Every authority in England should appoint a Brexit lead, who will work hand in hand with me and my team in central government.
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
Funds go to leasing expensive cars for managers – while more specialist care for our courageous servicemen and women should be made available.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky and Jonathan Werran: Brexit gives the chance to have full fiscal devolution. Let’s take it.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
Good luck to every Conservative standing for election today. Let us hope that in future much more power is devolved to the roles you are competing for.
A deal has been agreed between West Sussex County Council and Gatwick Airport on improving community housing and infrastructure.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky: Leaving the EU is an opportunity for greater localism, and to adapt our laws to suit our interests
The threshold for public procurement misses the point that purchasing power greatly varies. A fair price in one country may seem very expensive to others.
When Johnson was Mayor, challenging performance targets were set – and a credible plan implemented to ensure they were achieved.
It should be about the relationships between towns, cities and regions, as well as between the four nations that make up our United Kingdom.
Our concerns aren’t in Europe, or America. They’re local. They’re at the end of our road. We are worried about the dire state of crime, housing and air quality.
Andy Street: The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy ensures we are the workshop of the modern world
From transport tech and data-driven healthcare, to creative enterprises and the services sector, we are forging ahead.