Empowerment vs Health Henry Hill, Assistant Editor, ConservativeHomeHenry Hill, Assistant Editor, ConservativeHome, June 16, 2015

When those in power talk of empowerment, do they mean it? Liz Kendall is a fan of ‘empowerment’. Indeed so keen is she to move her party away from its centralising, command and control instincts – or image, at least – that she has co-authored a paper for Progress entitled ‘Let It Go’.

Empowerment vs Health
The regional cost of Brexit Jeanne Delebarre, Research Assistant, NLGN, June 11, 2015

It is to be hoped that in the months to come, more emphasis will be placed both in the media and political discourses on the positive impact that EU initiatives like the ERDF have on people’s lives at the local level. Too often accused of being remote and inefficient, the EU would benefit from being painted in a more honest light for the economic growth it helps bring to English communities.

The regional cost of Brexit
Creative thinking in Lewisham will help allieviate housing need Councillor Damien Egan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Lewisham Council & Jeff Endean, Housing Strategy & Programmes Manager, Lewisham Council, May 27, 2015

What is clear to us is that while we need to be thinking long term for the authority, our challenge is in the here and now. It could just be that our Pop-up housing plays one small part in meeting the housing challenge that other authorities may wish to follow.

Creative thinking in Lewisham will help allieviate housing need
Was the election good for democracy? Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy, May 22, 2015

The 2015 election may have proved surprising, but unstable elections are a product of our electoral system and it leads to an unstable democracy.

Was the election good for democracy?
Osborne’s city state revolution is just beginning May 15, 2015

David Cameron’s new government has the inbox from hell. The prime minister must navigate a series of deeply divisive debates about Britain’s relationship with the EU, dramatically trim the benefits bill and simultaneously cut billions from day-to-day public spending while finding billions more for the NHS. Why, then, is the new government’s first major act […]

Osborne’s city state revolution is just beginning
If transport is so important then where are the radical ideas? Alex Burrows, Technical Director, Atkins, April 17, 2015

This future for transport is not far away. By looking at new ways of planning and delivering transport services, we could see a shift in governance and funding by default as the framework for transport is forced to evolve more quickly to keep up with a new reality.

If transport is so important then where are the radical ideas?
The Great Debate? Rebeccer Creamer, Networks and Events Manager, April 17, 2015

I understand that politicians have a hard job, and being in the spotlight with 7 million people watching at home must fray the nerves, but all I really want is a little more honesty. Don’t act like you’ve got selective hearing, if you don’t have answers for the questions then say so.

The Great Debate?