To support future economic growth, Preston should look to strengthen the appeal of the city centre to businesses.
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Paul Swinney's briefing on the implications of the Chancellor's statement for cities and economic growth in 2012.
One of the biggest challenges facing cities with struggling economies is to improve the “intermediate” skills profiles of their populations.
Young people made up the bulk of the increase in unemployment in the three months to September, with an extra 67,000 young people unemployed over the period.
TIF is not the answer to local development challenges, but, if designed the right way, it can provide new opportunities for the UK’s cities to invest in their growth.
If LEPs are expected to drive the Government’s growth agenda, they need the tools to do so. That means devolving further resources, powers and freedoms to capable LEPs and getting to grips with underperforming LEPs before it is too late.
Since the announcement of the LGRR consultation, the Centre for Cities has been an active researcher, collaborator and discussant about the proposed measures. Our research provides a well-rounded and thoughtful response to the LGRR consultation, as summarised here.
The LGRR has the potential to transform the way that local government finances are allocated in the future and opens up the opportunity for London local authorities to work together in a pan-London business rates pool.
Sheffield needs to work to make the city more attractive to business and prioritise skills investment and university links.
Despite strong city wide growth, some mid-sized cities suffer from weak urban cores, with subsequent negative impacts on the whole city economy.