A “Bank of Essex” is to be set up to help small businesses struggling to win investment because of the credit crunch, under plans being examined by the county council.
Shadow Local Government Minister Bob Neill MP reviews Big Ideas: Building on Conservative Fundamentals published by Localis. Neill backs its call to set Councils free
Tom Shakespeare, research fellow for Localis, gives an analysis of the future direction of local government
Merrick Cockell, Chair of London Councils delivers a speech at Localis fringe reception at the LGA Conference on ‘The spread of innovation between local authorities’
London Funders comments on our Research Note – ‘The Future of Regional Governance’
Public Servant writes in regard to our recent Research Note, ‘The Future for Regional Governance’.
Stephen Greenhalgh introduces the aims of the new Conservative Council Innovation Unit and its aim to write ‘the bible’ of best practice for Conservatives in local government.
A week after announcing a new inequality Bill, statistics show that inequality over the last 12 years has risen to its widest level since records began, despite the efforts of central government to reduce inequality.
James Morris writes on the relationship between central and local government and the seemingly unstoppable centralising tendency in the British system of government