The Chancellor’s Budget had something for everyone, but its overriding message for cities was ‘see what 2019 brings’
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While National Government is preoccupied with Brexit, the Chancellor should seize the opportunity to help cities prepare for the future
For the industrial strategy to succeed in increasing UK productivity, the new chair of the Industrial Strategy Council must follow three core principles.
At both party conferences mayors were optimistic about the future, but frustrated at slow progress on the urban agenda at the national level
Andrew Carter reflects on the key themes and developments for UK cities in the past 12 months
The Chancellor put cities – and mayoral city regions in particular - at the heart of many of the key Budget announcements
Six months of the metro mayorsThe UK’s metro mayors have changed British politics in just six months
To kick off our new metro mayor blog series, Andrew Carter examines the progress made by the mayors in their first six months
The new policies set out by the Conservatives are unlikely to help cities address the challenges they face, or to win over urban voters
The party’s ambivalence on devolution is underlined by its myopia on metro mayors
The economic rationale of devolution has been lost. The Government needs to recover it to make the best possible success of this agenda.