Lord Glasman, the founder of the Blue Labour philosophy and leading commentator on community organisation, last night made a set-piece speech at local government think-tank Localis entitled Blue Labour and the Politics of Place.
Alex Thomson says local government needs to rethink its approach to infrastructure investment.
Councils have to look for new ways of regenerating our towns and cities and should consider alternatives to the Private Finance Initiative such as Local Asset Backed Vehicles.
Lord Glasman, who is delivering a speech tonight on Blue Labour and the Politics of Place for the Localis thinktank.
Localis Research Fellow, Richard Carr, took part in a Guardian online debate on the risks and rewards of greater responsibility for localist councils on Wednesday 8th February.
Cities minister Greg Clark has confirmed that Liverpool will be the first council to strike a city deal following the city councils decision to move to the elected mayoral system.
Lord Glasman, the founder of the ‘Blue Labour’ philosophy and leading commentator on community organisation, will this evening make a set-peice speech at the local government think-tank Localis, entitled ‘Blue Labour and the Politics of Place’.
The Guardian Public Leaders Network highlights Localis’ upcoming event – a speech by Lord Glasman.
London mayor Boris Johnson has bid to take over National Rail commuter services in the capital.
If the Department for Transport agrees, this would see the largest devolution yet of responsibility for rail services to local government
The government’s plans to allow councils to return to the committee system could be taken up by a small but significant number of single- and upper-tier authorities, LGC has learned.