Join us in Liverpool to discuss austerity and the future beyond.
The Fair Funding Review proposes that local government grants are given on the basis of population size, rather than need. Is this the fairest way, or is there more to how local authorities should be funded?
As local government budgets have been cut, cities have had to make tough decisions about how to spend their money.
A lack of fiscal tools is encouraging many councils to invest commercially, but this raises questions about its long-term sustainability
The full audio from the launch event of Cities Outlook 2019, with a focus on the impact of austerity on UK cities over the last decade
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While an increase in the National Living Wage would help people in economically weaker places, it will not address the structural problems they face which cause low wages in the first place
Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney on the effects of austerity and the policies needed to reverse them.
When comparing the latest deprivation data to nitrogen dioxide background concentration data, the relationship is clear: the most polluted areas are also disproportionately poorer.
As Centre for Cities prepares to launch Cities Outlook 2020 on Monday, I wanted to raise a final shout out for last year’s Cities Outlook, which focussed on the impact of austerity. As the...
If politicians want to make Britain a more prosperous and productive place to live then improving the economic performance of cities needs to be central to the next government’s plan.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
Andrew Carter is joined by a panel to discuss how evidence-based policymaking can help disadvantaged places with low levels of economic activity and high proportions of vulnerable people in the wake of cuts to local authority budgets.
Cuts have hit places with the most impoverished populations hardest. How might already stretched councils apply evidence-based policy to fix the wicked problems that some of their residents are facing.
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?