What's the local vision and what structures will get us there writes Phil Swann. The government’s much anticipated devolution and recovery white paper looks set to be delayed. According to some reports ministers’ apparent enthusiasm for the creation of more unitary councils is rapidly waning. All of...

The idea of one ‘new normal’ is a dangerous blind alley writes Ben Lee. It seems increasingly likely the COVID-19 pandemic is already leaving a permanent legacy. Had the crisis lasted only a few days or weeks then perhaps a ‘return to normal’ might have been possible. However,...

Economic recovery planning must start at the local level writes Lisa McCance. COVID-19 is expected to deliver one of the greatest economic shocks of our lifetime, with unprecedented levels of unemployment, business closure and a contraction of our economy not experienced in recorded history. It does however,...

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RT @swannphil: On an issue like child obesity it is important to learn from “honourable failures” as well as from successes. Learn how to d…
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RT @swannphil: Having examined budgets for about 35 years now I’m struck by how unsatisfactory this year’s is. There were so many pre-annou…
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RT @swannphil: A classic piece of siloed and blinkered thinking. My latest piece for @lgcplus Skills white paper looks like an opportunity…

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