Skip navigation
The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Inclusive growth - future challenges: How mayors can build inclusive economies for the future

Publication Report Devolution & local leadership IPPR North
Topic: Devolution & local leadership

Decentralising power at a local level means devolving responsibilities and decisions to local areas that the people who live there actually identify with. In these cases, we believe directly elected mayors are the best means of holding local power accountable.

At a local level, devolution must be based on a series of clear and explicit principles concerning the geography and scale of devolution areas; a ‘menu’ or framework of the powers that could be devolved; and a range of options for reforms to governance that are appropriate for the level of devolution an area is seeking.