Tag Archives: devolution

Post-Brexit Devolution: What Should it Look Like?

Tweet In this post Paul O’Brien argues that after Brexit devolution should  empower local government to deliver a localised industrial strategy. Councils could be forgiven for wondering if Government remains as committed to devolution and decentralisation of power, post Brexit, … Continue reading

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Devolution after Brexit: 3 things that need to change

Tweet In this post, originally published on the New Economics Foundation’s blog, Adrian Bua argues that devolution should deliver a genuinely more equal, decentralised and balanced political economy in the UK following the Brexit vote. Brexit has cast doubt over … Continue reading

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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Response by Simon Parker

Tweet This post is the latest in the series debating Simon Parker’s recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. The debate began with an outline by Simon of the main argument of his book, followed by a response by Jonathan Davies and Adrian Bua … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Review by CURA

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies and Dr Adrian Bua from CURA respond to Simon Parker’s  previous  blog where he explained the argument of his recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. This blog will be followed over the next few weeks with a reply by Simon. Taking Power Back … Continue reading

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Making the most of the devolution revolution

Tweet In his budget statement last week, the Chancellor spoke again of a ‘devolution revolution’. Other areas beyond Greater Manchester will receive new powers and responsibilities previously held in Whitehall. Agreements with Sheffield, Cornwall and Yorkshire are underway, with more … Continue reading

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Devolution deals: three risks

Tweet Devolution to city regions is a central pillar of the conservative government’s industrial strategy. The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ model developed in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is being rolled out through ‘Devolution Deals’ and the Cities and Local Government Devolution … Continue reading

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