Events

A Conversation with Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Moderated by Professor Jeffrey Liebman
Thursday, January 26
3:00 - 4:00pm
Malkin Penthouse

Join us for a conversation with Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of the Manchester City Council. Under Sir Howard’s leadership, Greater Manchester has been at the forefront of an experiment in transfer of power from central to local authority in the UK. Sir Howard led negotiations with the UK government to secure a groundbreaking agreement for the central government to devolve significant powers and resources to Greater Manchester in areas including transportation, work readiness, business development, housing, and criminal justice. Sir Howard also led the development of a collaboration between the National Health Service, Greater Manchester local authorities, and other stakeholders to devolve a £6 billion health and social care budget from the NHS to Greater Manchester, an unprecedented agreement that allows for Greater Manchester to enjoy full control over long-term health and social care spending and makes possible the integration of health and social care services.

 

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