We are delighted to be hosting a half-day conference in partnership with Business West and with support from Bevan Brittan, to examine the future for devolution to high-growth cities.
While much of the recent focus has been on what devolution means for the “Northern Powerhouse”, cities with strong growth potential but big challenges around the supply of new housing and critical infrastructure, such as Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, Swindon and Milton Keynes, are struggling to have their voices heard at the highest levels.
This event will convene around 25 decision makers to explore the shared economic strengths and challenges facing England’s high-growth cities. It will discuss how, in light of the Chancellor’s offer to large cities in the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill and the short timetable for devolution set out in last week’s Budget Red Book, high growth cities across the South of England can work together to make the case to government that they must not be left behind when it comes to devolving power down from the centre.
This event is by invitation only, for more details contact Simon Jeffrey.
With Business West and Supported by Bevan Brittan.