Localis chief executive Jonathan Werran on how the Johnson government might seek to tackle as opportunities the challenges its unexpectedly broad mandate has won it.
Localis chief executive Jonathan Werran analyses what Boris Johnson’s big majority Conservative government will mean for devolution, economic growth and local government finances
Localis chief executive, Jonathan Werran, said: “It appears that we have witnessed an unprecedented and epochal national political realignment, a sea-change that holds great promise for bold devolution and economic rebalancing over the next parliament. “All eyes should be on next year’s English Devolution White Paper and the combined authority mayoral elections for a sense […]
Party election manifestos are, in the usual run of things, finely tuned hostage notes to fortune. Promissory notes whose redemption might threaten to bankrupt the political capital held by their party once in power or pamphlets whose very text erases their authors very prospects of attaining the commanding heights. Think the Liberal Democrats and tuition […]
Government must support ambitious local industrial strategies, backed by new funding and devolved powers, to help local areas play their part in moving the UK to a zero-carbon economy, says a joint study by think tanks Green Alliance and Localis. Although more than 230 English local authorities have declared climate emergencies in the past year, […]
Ministers should fully fix cuts to public health funding and put a premium on preventative care budgets, targeting resources and funding to parts of the country that would benefit most from immediate help, a new report from the think-tank Localis has recommended. In a report entitled ‘Local Practice – long-term sustainability through place-based health’, Localis […]
A renewed relationship of trust and respect is needed between local and central government if we are to restore economic purpose and provide long-term and funded answers to key social pinch-points across the country, Localis has reported today. In a report entitled ‘Hitting Reset – a case for local leadership’ the think-tank argues that providing […]