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Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council has launched a debate on whether it should become a unitary authority, with the five district councils being abolished.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Welsh Local Government Association task force is preparing a rival set of proposals for local government re-organisation to those recommended by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are urging the Government to drop plans to call the area’s Combined Authority the ‘Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has stripped Wales’ four regional transport consortia of their responsibilities and funding, passing much... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge shake-up to how transport policy is delivered in Wales was signalled this week as a Government-appointed commission recommended the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart is reviewing the future of Wales’ four regional transport consortia. An announcement is expected in... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The city of York Council is expecting a Government consultation on reforms to combined authority (CA) legislation, which could clear the way for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local government officers in England are urging ministers to redraw the boundaries of overlapping Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). ADEPT, the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England are gearing up for the biggest shake-up in years to how local transport is funded.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
When ministers authorised the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships across England three years ago, many in local government were sceptical that... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is consulting on West Yorkshire’s plan to set up a combined authority (CA) to oversee transport and economic development from... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has asked local authorities in the North East of England to provide “clear and compelling evidence” that their plan to set... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ambitious plans to develop the public transport system in South East Wales have been presented in a report commissioned by the Welsh Government. Key... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’ve surprised quite a few friends by standing down as a local councillor. The pressures of other commitments, many of which – ironically... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Business leaders in Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to reduce the number of local authorities in the country. CBI Scotland said that... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Power trip, the new book by Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former controversial spin doctor, has been all over the media in recent weeks.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
The politics of transport on Merseyside would make a fascinating topic for a doctoral thesis. Tensions between Liverpool City Council and... continue
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