Places that have high levels of domestic enterprise as well as foreign-owned firms have the strongest, most resilient economies

20 June 2012

How could your city be affected by the crisis in the Eurozone?  New research out today found that the places that have a combination of high levels of domestic enterprise and strong business-start up growth as well as foreign-owned firms have the strongest, most resilient economies. As job losses and business closures may be one of the knock-on effects of […]

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Government needs to invest in rail to support economic growth

16 June 2012

The Government needs to provide further rail investment to support economic growth, according to a coalition of business and transport groups. The British Chambers of Commerce, Campaign for Better Transport, the Centre for Cities and the Passenger Transport Executive Group have written to George Osborne to urge him to provide more investment for the UK’s rail network. The call comes as […]

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Centre for Cities welcomes the announcement from Eric Pickles on business rate reform

17 May 2012

Responding to the statement from Eric Pickles on business rate reform, Centre for Cities’ Chief Executive Alexandra Jones said: “We welcome the introduction of 50 percent additional business rates retention for local authorities. This will provide a real incentive for local government and planning authorities to bring forward new development to allow growing businesses to […]

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How big is the job for elected mayors?

23 April 2012

Data compiled by Centre for Cities illustrates the size of the task in hand for mayors Elected mayors will have some of the tools to drive real change in the cities that elect them, but they will need a wider remit to meet the challenges ahead according to a study by Centre for Cities. Mayoral […]

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