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Walking a fine line

ANDREW HARROP: When it comes to local taxation and the geographic distribution of public money, Labour has a choice between incremental revision and radical reform.

Striking a balance

ROSS CAMPBELL: There is an imbalance in the UK economy, as commercial activity is heavily skewed towards London and the Southeast. Increased devolution is desirable, but may not lead to stronger businesses in all regions.

Transforming mental health in Greater Manchester

To mark the launch of the Fabian Health Network’s mental health awareness project, Andy Burnham outlines his plans to improve  service provision in Greater Manchester
As mayor of Greater Manchester I pledged to prioritise mental health and ensure it is treated...

What local communities need

Labour’s landmark 2017 manifesto declared Labour to be ‘the party of devolution’ and promised to hand power back to communities. Expanding community asset transfers (CATs) would help us to live this creed, acting as a catalyst to empower our communities...

The transformative effect

Not everyone wants to devolve decision making, maybe they see it as too difficult, or they have a very clear view of what a community should accept and nothing is going to change their mind.

Maybe sometimes people struggle with the...

More sustainable neighbourhoods

I recently volunteered to serve on the governing body of the infant school that is now firing the imagination of our third child as she embarks on her educational journey. My motivation – other than wanting to pay back the...

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