The 12 Urban Myths of Christmas

In the run-up to Christmas, we debunked some of the biggest myths surrounding urban economic growth. From the power of buying local to the miracle of a manufacturing renaissance, our evidence reveals the fact behind the fiction.

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What lies beneath?

Simon Jeffrey

A small real terms increase in ‘core spending power’ for local government won’t end the squeeze on council budgets for things such as libraries, parks and economic development.

Blog Post 11 Feb 2019
Only fiscal and funding freedoms can address inequality

Local Government Chronicle

Cities have felt the fiscal pinch of austerity in Britain, argues Andrew Carter. Drawing on the findings of Cities Outlook 2019, he sets out how the upcoming Spending Review could allow the Chancellor to address this challenge.

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