Six new combined authority mayors were elected in May 2017 for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; Greater Manchester; Liverpool City Region; Tees Valley; the West of England; and the West Midlands. Together they have responsibility for nearly ten million people and economies worth over £200bn. Some have the same powers over transport, planning and skills; others, such as Greater Manchester, also have control of the £6bn health and social care budget. What can mayors do with the powers they have now? What could the next round of devolution bring? What is the position of local and regional government with national government now and what should it be in the future? Should powers be made the same for each region? What can we learn from other countries, especially Germany and the US? Tim Bowles (Mayor, West of England Combined Authority) joins Alaina Harkness (Brookings Institution, Chicago), Peter Kurz (Mayor of Mannheim) and Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol).
Chaired by Simon Cooper.
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