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City Links: Integration and isolation

Centre for Cities

Further investment in the core cities of the north of England is the key to stimulating wider regional growth, according to a Centre for Cities report by Paula Lucci and Paul Hildreth.

Report 18 Mar 2008
Financial Devolution for Local Growth

Centre for Cities

Financial Devolution for Local Growth is an independent survey of public and private sector leaders’ views on new funding tools for urban investment.

Report 6 Feb 2008
Cities Outlook 2008

Centre for Cities

Cities Outlook 2008 looks back at the recent economic performance of UK cities as well as the main policy milestones of 2007. It also looks ahead to the prospects for UK cities in 2008 and beyond.

Report 10 Dec 2007
City Solutions: Delivering Local Growth

Ben Harrison

This report considers the existing delivery arrangements currently available to local authorities, and asks whether new delivery vehicles – such as Local Asset-Backed Vehicles (LABVs) – are needed to lever in the resources and skills required to deliver local growth. It is part of the joint City Solutions project undertaken by Centre for Cities and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Report 27 Nov 2007
London’s Links: Who Benefits From London’s Success?

Centre for Cities

There is no doubt that London plays an important role in the UK economy, and has been a key driver of economic growth. But how much of London’s recent economic growth spills out to other parts of the UK?

Report 12 Nov 2007
Time to show we mean business

Centre for Cities

SBR should be a stepping stone to greater financial devolution. But more radical changes to the local financial tool-kit will depend on SBR’s success, so it’s important to get the policy right. A permissive framework, with clear minimum standards, legal safeguards for businesses, and the option to hold a local vote, is the only way to build on the emerging consensus between business and local authorities. Otherwise, England’s cities and towns could miss a golden opportunity to lay the foundations for future economic growth.

Briefing 19 Sep 2007