Research Fellow, Jack Airey, considers the implications of the Government’s plans to devolve Attendance Allowance to local authorities. When the then Chancellor announced last year that local authorities would fully retain their business rates income by 2020, he was widely praised for pulling a decent sized rabbit out the hat – albeit with the caveat […]
Join us at this year’s party conferences where we will be hosting the following events: Labour Party Conference, Liverpool Roundtable | On the house: can public-private partnerships offer something for nothing? 08:30-09:30 Tuesday 27th September In association with Willmott Dixon Private roundtable event to consider the role that public-private partnerships could play in solving England’s housing crisis. Conservative […]
Writing for Prospect, Liam Booth-Smith considers localism in the NHS. You can read the piece in full here or below. A few years ago my old boss got into a minor spat with then Health Secretary Andy Burnham over the claim that N is “the most important letter in NHS.” (As I write that sentence it sounds ridiculous, […]
A report published today by think tank Localis, supported and sponsored by KPMG, makes the case for a step-change in devolution within the NHS or risk its long-term sustainability. The report argues that much more NHS funding should be raised and controlled locally with local NHS and local government leaders devolved total control of their […]
In Localis chief executive Alex Thomson’s latest opinion piece for the MJ he considers the importance of councils holding reserves. You can read the piece in full here or below. A great deal has been written and said about local authority reserves in the past few years. It has been thankfully rather less high profile […]
In collaboration with the think tank Policy Exchange, we recently conducted a survey of local authority members and officials on their appetite for Garden Villages
Localis response to “the start of London NHS devolution”.
Chancellor George Osborne has signed a health devolution deal for London.
After weeks of negotiation, Cornwall’s devolution deal has been announced.
Localis has launched a major new report that explores the future of LEPs in the next parliament.