Urban ambition

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.

What are the latest developments in devolution?

How are the metro mayors doing?

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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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