Devolution: strategy for the central South

Devolution: strategy for the central South

The development of a strategy for the central South, sponsored by Barker Mill Estates is a key component of our work. There is a need to persuade government that our region is critical for the entire UK but has challenges of its own. The Southern Policy Centre provides analysis and support to local authorities to help them plan for the right devolved powers. We also work with businesses, the third sector and citizen-led initiatives which means working with everyone in the region to get the powers that suit our needs. Our work on regional strategy and collaboration has aimed to highlight the potential gains from the development of a strong regional narrative which can provide the basis for practical cooperation between local authorities and other organisations. 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.

 

 

Is there a strategy for the central South? September 2019 conference Briefing Note

Is there a strategy for the central South? September 2019 conference Briefing Note Briefing Note from the Southern Policy Centre – download a copy here The challenge This project was prompted by widely shared fears that central southern England is neither gaining the resources and power of other regions, nor promoting itself effectively to private investors. Two years ago, former Norther Powerhouse Minister Lord Jim O’Neill told us[1] the central South had failed to identify clear priorities and distinctive outcomes. …

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Devo-South: a report on devolution and business

Devo-South: a report on devolution and business What are the challenges facing southern England, how can devolution empower local leadership to tackle them, and what do business leaders make of the opportunities offered by the government’s decentralisation agenda? Download the full report here BUSINESS is backing the idea of devolution in the South and wants to have a say in what it could mean for the region, according to a major new report commissioned by Business South. Business leaders across…

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