Author: Jonathan Carr-West

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The Queen’s Speech

Jonathan Carr-West comments on the devolution announcements made in the Queen's Speech.

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Local Elections: The Results

The General Election result will have been a lot less surprising to anyone who’s been following local government elections over the last couple of years.

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Lessons from the Local

Jonathan Carr-West discusses lessons from local government in his article for Compass's report, 'Finding Our Voice: Making the 21st Century State.'

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Osborne shows devolution is work in progress

The Budget announcements on greater powers for local authorities demonstrate that the Chancellor and the Treasury are serious about fiscal devolution, writes Jonathan Carr-West in a post that first appeared on Public Finance website.

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The Signal and the Noise

Child sexual exploitation revelations over the last few weeks have been truly horrific and should give pause to all of us involved in public services.

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The State of Care in Counties Inquiry

The County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launched its second inquiry report "The State of Care in Counties: The Integration Imperative" this week with support from the LGiU and County Councils Network (CCN). Our full analysis here.

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A healthy development in Manchester

A more decentralised politics and economy are not just a nice to have alongside core political objectives like growth and public service reform; they are how you achieve those objectives.

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