EU funding for community projects is often ineffective and inefficient.
Posts Tagged: Localism
Environmentalism works best at local level. Central planning is the past.
Neil Clarke: District councils working together as clusters can provide a better way than more unitaries
Innovation shows we can operate efficiently and remain close to the community.
All prison and probation services should be fully devolved to Police and Crime Commissioners.
While most eyes are on Labour’s ideological battles or Tory referendum struggles, devolution is changing the nature of government and politics.
What is needed is smarter budgeting – that uses evidence on what works to establish quantifiable future savings.
There is strong public support for powerful mayors who can take the lead on tackling the problems of our city regions.
What else should be devolved? To where and who? By what process?
Labour has grown even less capable of running councils just as localism has made council leadership more important.
Joe Cawley: The Budget’s academies expansion. More centralised control – or more freedom and better results?
The academies plan could mark the start of a more effective, cheaper, de-centralised, responsive and accountable way of running the nation’s services.
Either we trust local government to manage its own finances, or we don’t.
In Tooting, we have harnessed ‘People Power’ to change our area for the better under the terms of legislation passed by the last government.
Mark Menzies: Relaxing arcane restrictions on Sunday trading is necessary to reinvigorate Britain’s high streets
Devolving control of Sunday trading rules to councils is consistent with localism, and would be good for the economy.
Alexandra Jones: Osborne can get the urban benefits bill down by allowing cities to keep the savings
The housing shortage is pushing benefit bills up in the prosperous South East. Here’s how to get them down.
Despite a good settlement from the Treasury, the West Midlands Combined Authority will struggle to inspire its residents.