What do England’s towns need from devolution post-Brexit?

Charlotte Hoole outlines four core principles for a post-Brexit English devolution agenda

Devolution and austerity needs to be debated, challenged, but not ignored

Words are important for framing policy problems and also finding solutions.  We need more devolution dialogues We would like to […]

Dreaming of better days risks scuppering devolution’s promise

Devolution deals are imperfect, but they are part of a hard process of reform that over the long run can […]

Devolution and austerity are intertwined in Sheffield City Region

A new conversation about devolution that acknowledges the impact of austerity on city regions is urgently needed In October 2015, […]

The politics of devolution in England: launch of a special edition of the Political Quarterly

The launch of a special section of the latest edition of the Political Quarterly entitled ‘The Politics of Devolution in England’, […]

Anything you can do, we can do better: Manchester’s devolution journey

The election of a new metro-mayor in 2017 won’t be an end point to devolution, but just another step on […]

We need a real deal on devolution – new joint SPERI and CLES report

A new joint report ‘The Real Deal: Pushing the parameters of devolution deals’ published today by SPERI and the Centre […]

The ‘Devolution Revolution’

Governance of the North shouldn’t be reduced to technocratic questions or administering Osborne’s fiscal plans Simon Lee’s blog is also […]

The uneven path of City Deal devolution in the North of England

The view from Yorkshire reveals growing tension and rising pressures from below The City Deals and Northern Powerhouse agenda has […]

Making sense of fiscal devolution in public-sector service delivery

Local authorities will be expected to fend for themselves within a new model of civic financialisation and entrepreneurialism The announcement […]