Devolution: strategy for the central South

• A key component of our work, sponsored by Barker Mill Estates
• Need to persuade government that our region is critical for the entire UK but has challenges of its own
• Providing analysis and support to local authorities to help them plan for the right devolved powers. Also work with businesses, the third sector and citizen-led initiatives
• That means working with everyone in the region to get the powers that suit our needs
• Conference in 2019 drew in regional leaders from local government, business, and further and higher education
• More than ever, regions and localities will need a strong sense of place and purpose; they will need a clear and distinctive vision and ambitions

Publications:

Making the most of devolution

The Southern Policy Centre’s seminar ‘What does the central South want from devolution?’ drew in regional leaders from local government, Read More …

How can the central South benefit from the government’s new devolution plans?

Online Seminar Notes: 9th July 2020 Download a copy of the report here. Panel Members Stewart Dunn, Chair, Southern Policy Read More …

Is there a strategy for the central South?

Briefing Note from the Southern Policy Centre. What next for devolution in central southern England Download a copy here. With Read More …

Is there a strategy for the central South? Conference to launch SPC’s research report

On 20 September SPC will introduce their research on whether the variety of plans and strategies published by councils and Read More …

Is there a strategy for the central south?

Introduction Three seminars are being held as part of the Regional Strategy Project to focus on the various challenges facing Read More …

SPC announces new devolution project – ‘A strategy for the central South?’

Is there a strategy for the central South? A new SPC project There is a widely-shared fear that central southern Read More …

Devolution in the South: reboot needed

Simon Eden, SPC Associate, on how the South needs to re-imagine its approach to devolution: Devolution across the UK has Read More …

Lord Jim O’Neill’s speech to Devolution South conference

Earlier this year Lord Jim O’Neill was the keynote speaker at the Southern Policy Centre’s ‘Devo South: Getting Back on Read More …