Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Tags: Devolution

New report urges ‘fairer’ approach to devolution in county areas

A new report exploring the devolution agenda has concluded that government should provide substantive powers and budgets to county authorities and unitary councils urgently, to give them the best possible chance to address the economic impact of Coronavirus.

Ahead of a renewed devolution drive by the government, expected to be outlined in its white paper on devolution and local recovery, the report,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:29 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Devolution, NALC

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

LRALC and NALC give scrutiny evidence on the County Council's unitary proposals

This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.

LRALC and NALC attended to ensure that the voice of the local council sector was represented. Voluntary Action Leicestershire and Citizen's Advice Bureau also gave... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Localism, Nalc, devolution, unitary

Keep it Local for Better Services - Devolved Services Guide for Councillors

Faced with limited choices when it comes to providing quality, cost-effective public services, commissioners are being pushed into inefficient, centralised services and mega contracts in a bid to answer austerity's challenges.

But there is a better way: Locality's Keep it Local campaign calls for locally-commissioned and delivered public services which provide substantially better outcomes and value... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:59 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, Localism, devolution, locality