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We need growth and we need it now!

Andrew Carter

But where’s the growth going to come from? Who’s going to deliver it? And, critically, how much will it cost?

Blog Post 19 Mar 2013
So what did Heseltine say?

Alexandra Jones

I’ve been reflecting on the Government’s response to Heseltine overnight. While most commentators have reacted in a broadly positive way...

Blog Post 19 Mar 2013
Early indications about Heseltine response

Alexandra Jones

As the Budget gets gradually leaked in time honoured fashion (although much less than last year), today is ‘growth’ day, with the focus on the Government’s response to Heseltine, to be published later today.

Blog Post 18 Mar 2013
(Not) spending pennies on the High Street

Paul Swinney

Seven per cent – that’s how much of the £10 million High Street Innovation Fund, set up last year to bring empty shops back into use, has been spent to date.

Blog Post 15 Mar 2013
Going for growth

Alexandra Jones

why the Chancellor must aim for more than a “steady-as-she-goes” Budget

Blog Post 15 Mar 2013
City Readings – March 2013

Andrew Carter

My latest collection all explore the significance of ‘place’ in local economic development. They explore differences and linkages between place-based and people-based approaches; between...

Blog Post 12 Mar 2013
Wave 1 City Deal insights

Tom Bolton

With confirmation that 2013 will see a further 20 City Deals, it is a good time to reflect on what has been learned so far.  There are currently eight City Deals with the cities belonging to the...

Blog Post 20 Feb 2013