UK cities are currently facing rapid changes to their leadership structure as well as gaining new powers over policymaking and money. The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act means that some cities will have city region-wide, directly elected mayors, others will broker devolution deals allowing them greater control over public services. Our research looks at these changes, and what they mean for different places, and makes policy recommendations about the powers, resources and controls that matter most to supporting prosperous city economies.

 

Getting ready for Mayors

In April 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro mayor. To prepare for these elections, Centre for Cities will be convening events and publishing research on what the top priorities for the new mayors should be.