Former chancellor Osborne's plans were too limited to be useful. Here's how devolution should be done.
Kenyans rally for a new constitution in 2010. The constitution guaranteed shared power and resources for 47 county governments.
The Kenyan example illustrates the importance of constitutional guarantees for devolution. But it also shows that devolution is no magic bullet for the problems of corruption and ethnic politics.
With George Osborne gone, his programme of devolution could be in jeopardy.
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British people clearly want to 'take back control' – and Brexit might just give them the chance.
After one meeting with this rising Labour star, we were already talking about her leadership potential.
While state and territory leaders will be partners, Malcolm Turnbull’s government intends to be the driver of a national policy for Australia’s cities.
The Turnbull government's cities policy is the latest incarnation of 'the-Commonwealth-knows-best' approach, with little regard for whether urban issues are best resolved at the metropolitan level.
Is the government turning its back on localism?
A closer look at the recent local elections can help to shine a light on the future of the "Northern Powerhouse" and its impact on local democracy in the North of England.
Everywhere else in the UK is getting more devolved powers – so why not the nation's capital?
Devolved governments often get praise for matters not under their jurisdiction.
When it comes to devolution, responsibility often comes down to little more than who gets the blame.
Malcolm Turnbull outlines his vision of ‘City Deals’ that enable ‘smart cities’ to drive growth in the new economy.
The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?
A united city deal for Manchester.
The city of Manchester now has control over it's NHS budget, but what does this mean in real terms?
Our expert joins the dots between the ancient kingdoms of yore and today's Northern Powerhouse.
The Northern Powerhouse will change your life. Here's how.
Successive governments have promised to give more power to local councils but so far all have fallen short on delivery.
Where in the UK do students get the most support for going to university?
Welsh and Scottish students get more support than English and Northern Irish ones.
The Scottish Nationals' emphasis on independence is an attempt to distract voters from the party's woeful performance in office.
Never a cross word?
As the British Museum gears up for some soul-searching about our inner Celt, 500 dons are gathering with much the same mission.
Oil workers are among those whose tax bills could get complicated.
Devolving income tax north might seem like an issue for Scots only. Far from it, as it turns out.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Manchester Town Hall. Will education be part of greater devolution?
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It’s 25 years since the abolition of the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA). Its passing marked a turning point: local control over education in Britain has never been the same again. Now plans led…