Looking forward to next May, when Greater Manchester elects its first Metro Mayor, Stephen Clarke of Resolution Foundation and Professor Ruth Lupton of the University of Manchester’s Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit highlight what they should do to tackle the disparity in living standards. People working in central Manchester earn £2.81 an hour more than those […]
The future of metro mayors – all eyes on Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester this week becomes the first combined metro area to have its own mayor. Professor Francesca Gains looks ahead at what awaits Tony Lloyd. Arrangements to deliver an elected metro mayor for Greater Manchester take several significant steps forward this week. In the House of Lords, the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill moves […]
The making of the Greater Manchester mayor – what next?
Opposition to a mayoral model for Manchester overlooks a decade of innovation and collaboration that has delivered economic and social benefits for the region, says Prof Francesca Gains. Much has been made of backroom deals between the Chancellor George Osborne and Manchester City Council’s chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein to deliver the most significant devolutionary […]
DevoManc is positive for all Northern cities
Should the Government’s new devolution settlement for Greater Manchester be welcomed? Ed Cox – who is set to speak in Manchester this Thursday about the regions – offers a clear ‘Yes’ vote. There can be little doubt that the agreement reached between the Chancellor and the leaders of the 10 local authorities that make up […]