UK cities have to be smart about how they spend, manage and invest their money. But a lot of this money is controlled by central government grants and funding dedicated to specific areas such as housing or social care. Increasingly local government is gaining more control over its finances, such as business rates. Our research and analysis looks at how cities can make the most out of the resources available to them, and makes policy recommendations about how changes to funding and finance can better support cities’ economic growth.
The subject of this episode is the future of local government in UK cities, or to put it another way — is your council about to go bust?...
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