Cities across the UK must be given control over a third of corporation tax to help them fix the country’s underperformance on productivity, a new report by think tank NLGN argues today. It is well-established that Britain suffers from poor productivity growth compared to its international rivals, and this problem may worsen post-Brexit as high growth companies consider relocating their operations.
This report takes a “whole systems” approach to ensure services are working in an integrated way wrapped around people. Getting this right will require greater collaboration between commissioners and providers, and between all shapes and sizes of VCS organisations to put people first.
In partnership with: “Find a way to keep faith with arts and culture” Arts Council Chair urges local authorities as arts and culture funding falls Sir Peter Bazalgette urged local authorities to work with the Arts Council to back local arts and culture in a speech today at the New Local Government Network Hub in […]
Commenting on Scottish Labour’s proposals to abolish Council Tax in favour of a new local property tax and devolve powers over tax to local government in some circumstances, Director of New Local Government Network Simon Parker said: “Local taxation is broken across the United Kingdom. The system is regressive, fails to reflect changes in property […]
This final report moves the debate into practical territory by focussing on actions rather than structures, and the wider resources of places rather than the organisational boundaries of institutions.
“The government promised stable, long-term funding for councils, but today’s announcements will only add to the sector’s confusion. George Osborne promised further cuts for 2019 and knocked a huge hole in business rate income without spelling out how councils will be compensated. On the positive side, the government promised new devolution deals for East Anglia, […]
The New Local Government Network warns that proposed new legislation that would allow Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee local fire services could endanger lives. Dr Claire Mansfield, author of our recent ‘Fire Works’ report into the future of the Fire and Rescue Services said: “The police’s role as enforcers of the law can mean […]
“This settlement offers local government jam tomorrow, when the crisis is today. The pain is spelled out in black and white, while the gains are based on long term estimates and heroic assumptions. Greg Clark’s devolution agenda is genuinely radical, and the offer of four year budgets is very welcome. But if devolution is going […]