Bigger, Better, Smarter: Why the extended Lyons Inquiry is good for our cities

This paper argues that the expanded Lyons Inquiry is an opportunity that should not be wasted. Instead of political manoeuvring, its time to develop concrete reforms beginning with the devolution of real power and resources to Britain's cities.

Report published on 30 September 2005 by Centre for Cities

The recent delay of the Lyons Inquiry into local government funding has been widely portrayed as a disaster but in fact, its rather good news.