Localis chief executive, Jonathan Werran, said: “This would be a most remarkable Budget even without the pressing need to address the immediate contingencies the coronavirus situation is raising. “Today’s announcement succeeds in putting unprecedentedly increased levels of capital funding flesh to fully dress the rhetorical bones of the ‘levelling-up’ agenda. “In this sense the chancellor […]
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
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, […]
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 […]