In recent years, economic growth has failed to translate into fewer people living in poverty, driving inclusive growth up the national and local agenda.
In this context, it is important that cities find ways to increase revenues, leverage returns on their investment, encourage investment from other stakeholders, and coordinate the spend of organisations within cities to support better outcomes for residents at all levels of the income distribution.
Use the table below to find out more about how and what cities in the UK and abroad have done to improve inclusive growth. These case studies highlight what the cities did and their self-reported outcomes.
|Case study||Policy aim||Location||Country||Lead organisation(s)|
|1.Using a Workplace Parking Levy to support investment in public transport||Promote inclusive growth in transport||Nottingham||UK||Nottingham City Council|
|2. Taxing congestion||Promote inclusive growth in transport||London||UK||Transport for London|
|3.Investing in Responsible Finance Providers||Support local businesses||West Midlands||UK||ART|
|4.Using Municipal Bonds||Promote inclusive growth||Birmingham and Warrington||UK||Birmingham City Council|
|5.Using Local Government Pension Fund||Promote inclusive growth||Greater Manchester||UK||Greater Manchester combined authority|
|6.Mobilising local investment||Promote inclusive growth||Bristol||UK||Bristol and Bath Regional Capital Quartet|
|7.Supporting students to remain engaged||Promote inclusive growth||London||UK||The West London Zone|
|8. Using Local Asset-Backed Vehicles||Promote economic growth and regeneration||Sunderland||UK||Siglion|