The Emergency Budget has set out a tough new package of spending cuts and tax increases. We have identified the major themes relevant to cities.
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In order to unlock the potential of cities and increase private sector growth, the Government will need to adopt a radical new approach to economic development.
The economy is the most important issue for urban voters, and support for the political parties is closely linked to how well they have addressed local concerns over economic issues.
The new coalition's programme for government was released today. While there is a lot of good news for local authorities in the plans, it's clear that the new government still has a lot of thinking to do.
Our analysis of longer term voting intentions in a selection of cities shows that between the 2005 general election and the beginning of the 2010 election campaign, Labour lost ground in many cities and the Conservatives made significant in-roads in cities such as Birmingham.
The manifestos are out but what do they mean for our cities? One thing is clear; the battle to win over the UK's cities is not yet decided. What might the vote look like across our cities?
FutureStory Glasgow forms part of a series of six books made up of a collection of local case studies, with accompanying DVDs, tracing how people and businesses in cities and regions across the country are adapting to the global economy.
Our Cities Manifesto sets out our key policy recommendations for the next Government. We want to know what you think – and what your alternative ideas might be.
Public sector relocations can have a positive impact. But relocations have high upfront costs. The savings generated by relocations would probably not start accruing until the Parliament after next.
How have the recession and worsening fiscal climate impacted on the growth potential of current and potential key sectors based in South Hampshire? What specific actions can PUSH take to promote GVA growth and increased productivity and employments?