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Next steps a regeneration agenda for the next government

Centre for Cities

The next government will be forced to make tough choices about where and how to spend scarce public sector resources. With a general election imminent, now is the time to set out what the top priorities should be.

Report 24 Feb 2010
UK cities: Do they mean business?

Paul Swinney

Cities either have the knack of creating new firms or they don't. Those cities that do tend to be in the south east, while those in the north do not.

Publication 27 Jan 2010
Cities Outlook 2010

Centre for Cities

Cities Outlook 2010 finds that, as we move out of recession, the UK will face an uneven recovery. Already-robust city economies like Brighton are more likely to grow stronger, leaving others like Doncaster further behind.

Report 18 Jan 2010
Regional Development Agencies: the politics

Centre for Cities

The RDAs' future has been brought into question for two main reasons - a groundswell of opinion in support of localism and the need for a spending squeeze as a result of the recession. In this second comment piece on RDAs, we outline what the three main political parties think of the agencies and where their visions lack clarity.

Briefing 18 Dec 2009
University Challenge: Growing the knowledge economy in Birmingham

Centre for Cities

Which knowledge-based industries could drive future growth in Birmingham? And what policy levers are available to support these industries in Birmingham and the city region? University Challenge recommends that the Birmingham MAA area should focus on growing the private sector economy, particularly in high value sectors, where there are opportunities to strengthen the contribution of the excellent local universities.

Report 17 Dec 2009
Regional Development Agencies: The facts

Kieran Larkin

The future of RDAs has become a topic of hot debate. But the views of those that have come out either in favour or against have sometimes bordered on the ideological rather than being based on the evidence. We think the ‘scrap versus keep' the RDAs debate is just too simplistic.

Briefing 8 Dec 2009
Pre-Budget Report 2009: Submission

Centre for Cities

The 2009 PBR needs to set out how the Government will set the conditions for growth and fiscal responsibility. Building on recent steps to devolve powers to cities, the Government must now put cities at the heart of plans to create the conditions for growth and jobs.

Briefing 26 Nov 2009