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Austerity and Public Law: Jed Meers: The Localism-and-Austerity Hybrid: The Case of Discretionary Housing Payments

Editors’ note: The blog is running a new series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explores the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the UK or any … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Stanton: (D)evolution for Local Government

Editors’ note: This post is based upon a conference paper presented at the UKCLA conference ‘Debating the Constitution after the General Election’ held at the University of Manchester on 24  … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Peter Leyland: Devolution, Greater Manchester and the Revitalisation of Local Government

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (CLGD) featured in the Queen’s speech and received its second reading in the House of Lords on 8 June 2015. It allows for … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Paul Kildea: Australia’s abandoned local government referendum

It is almost forgotten now, but Australians were recently set to vote in a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government. Had it gone ahead, the referendum would have … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

John Stanton: The General Power of Competence and Reshaping Local Public Service Provision

I wrote back in March about the way in which, despite efforts to decentralise autonomy to the local level and to inspire and empower citizens to get involved in local … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

John Stanton: Localism in action?

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government reported that Eden in Cumbria had become the first area in the country to vote for the approval of a neighbourhood … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Andrew Le Sueur: ‘Fun-loving guys’, government ‘doing anything that individuals do’ and the rule of law

In my administrative law lectures, I get students to practise an action that I explain ought to become instinctive in the minds of lawyers working for (or against) government. You … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

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