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Westminster is Strangling Local Government

Westminster is Strangling Local Government

Local councils around the UK are required by law to maintain a balanced budget, spending no more than they can afford. If only central government had the same requirement! But recently, council after council has either had to dip into their emergency savings, sell off assets, slash public services or […]

Blog: We need English devolution, not metro mayors

Blog: We need English devolution, not metro mayors

In December last year residents of Doncaster and Barnsley voted to reject the government’s ‘Sheffield City Region’ combined authority which will see an elected metro mayor in a region straddling South Yorkshire, and parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has persistently rejected demands from many of the […]