Despite some progress, UK cities still have significantly fewer powers and funding than counterparts in other developed countries. New local transport projects or training schemes depend on Whitehall for money and permission. We have long argued for greater devolution of the right resources and responsibilities so that cities can do more to reach their potential.
Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
What the most recent Bank of England speech did and didn’t say about the role of place in the national economy.
Amid commuter discontent about annual fare rises, we take a look at city leaders’ priorities for urban transport reform
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
As the Government launches its Clean Air Strategy, we examine whether it goes far enough in improving cities’ economies as well as their environment
The National Infrastructure Commission chief executive, Phil Graham, signals a welcome focus on urban transport
The introduction of metro mayors is a major step forward for devolution in the UK.Read about their ambitions and expert takes on their potential to transform their cities
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Join us for our fringe debate at Conservative Conference.
We'll be in Manchester for a reception to welcome the Conservative Party Conference to the city.
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We'll be in Brighton for a reception to welcome the Labour Party Conference to the city.
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Neil O’Brien MP to discuss rebalancing the UK economy from the bottom up, and Onward think tank's recent report, Firing On All Cylinders.
The historical legacy of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will hinge upon their ability – or lack of – to unite the country and deliver an orderly Brexit
A look at the key developments on homelessness, transport and skills in Greater Manchester
Metro mayors are now established in many English cities, but Lord Heseltine argues they’re still waiting for many of the tools needed to do their job.
Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue