This year the government must grant local authorities greater tax powers

Alexandra Jones writes in LGC about our new Beyond Business Rates report and the next steps for city devolution.

Press release published on 6 January 2016 by Alexandra Jones

2015 was a year of big change for local government. Devolution deals are now in place for most major UK cities, giving them metro mayors from 2017 and greater control over their own affairs.

But as the funding system is rewritten over the next four years and revenue support grant phased out, there are still questions about whether places – both strong and weak economies – have the powers, incentives and funding they need to adapt and prosper.

Read the full article in LGC (£).