Cities policy briefing

Since 2010 the Coalition have implemented a number of decentralisation policies, but what has that really meant for cities? How have policies such as the City and Growth Deals played out in reality, and where does the power really lie?

Briefing published on 26 September 2014 by Centre for Cities

This briefing provides details on four flagship Coalition Government policies that have had an impact on the powers, resources and flexibilities available to UK cities to stimulate economic growth between 2010 and 2014.

The details of the Localism Act, waves one and two of City Deals and Growth Deals are set out using a common framework. We offer an overview of the policies and some examples on how they were implemented, and set out the geographical and administrative scale at which policies took effect, as well as the policy focus, fiscal freedoms and funding flexibilities and policy design flexibilities made available.

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