TweetJill Rutter writes on migration issues and through IPPR will be publishing a paper on integration in February 2013. A month after Ed Miliband’s speech on migrant integration and nearly 12 months after his Department published its integration strategy, Eric Pickles made his first speech on this issue in a speech hosted by Policy Exchange […]
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As campaigning gets under way in the race to be Bristol’s first directly elected mayor, Left Foot Forward previews Labour’s prospective candidates.
The fast-approaching referendums on directly elected mayors in 10 major UK cities present an opportunity to invigorate local democracy and economic development.
Youth crime remains endemic in deprived urban areas. Communities must develop inclusive, youth-led strategies to tackle the gangs, writes a Labour councillor.
Under the guise of reducing complexity in the planning system, the government devolves crucial decisions to under-funded councils in a failed attempt at growth.
Nick Clegg, speaking at the Local Government Association conference, promised poorer areas will not lose out from the government’s business rates reform.
Jessica Studdert, political adviser to the Labour group at the Local Govt Assoc, examines Eric Pickles’s meddling in the very localism he claims to champion.
The Government claims that “We’re all in this together”. But even with Eric Pickles’ ‘transition grant’ into account, the poorest areas will do worse out of this settlement.
The ‘bonfire of quangos’ may or may not lead to centralisation or deregulation depending on circumstance.