Wave 2 City Deals Briefing

A new policy briefing which sets out how the second round of City Deals will work.

Briefing published on 29 October 2012 by Tom Bolton

The announcement that a further 20 cities and their wider areas will compete for City Deals is a welcome expansion of the Government’s policy of devolving power and funding to engines of economic growth – cities.

This new briefing note provides more detail on how the process will work. Now the focus for both Government and cities needs to be ensuring that there are sufficient resources to implement the first round of eight Core City Deals at the same time as delivering transformational Deals for a new wave of cities. Success will require both government and cities to be innovative about how they work together.