Cities Outlook 2008 looks back at the recent economic performance of UK cities as well as the main policy milestones of 2007. It also looks ahead to the prospects for UK cities in 2008 and beyond.
UK cities have benefited from a decade of strong growth and high public spending. But they are now facing a number of headwinds – slower growth, tighter public spending, weaker consumer demand, and an uncertain housing market. Meanwhile, they are under ever-increasing pressure to provide more jobs, more homes and better transport.
The data in the report draws on the most recent releases from Government sources, covering the years 2004-2007.
The independent report was financially supported by the Local Government Association.