Published: 14th Sep 2016

Greater devolution to towns and cities across the UK could help to boost growth and share prosperity across the country. The majority of the ideas in The Real Deal, a new report by Speri and Cles, are sensible, realistic proposals for the transfers of power from central to local government. But the chances of some of these happening in the near future may be slim. The current period of devolution may not be perfect. But there is a fantastic opportunity to do things differently using the powers that are on offer. The leadership needed to making the most of existing devolved powers must come from the new metro mayors. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation believe that city regions can play a big role in solving poverty in the UK. Here are a few thoughts on how mayors can use the powers they will have in a progressive way. Firstly, mayors can … (To read the full article, subscribe below)