New HS3 investment announced in the Budget should help connect two of the strongest city centre economies in the North.
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Important technical details need to be addressed, but we mustn’t lose sight of the bigger picture.
For the Northern Powerhouse to succeed, national and local leaders must ensure it stays true to its original principles
High-ranked civil servants are more likely to survive public sector austerity – and more likely to be based in the capital.
In May 2017 Greater Manchester elected its first metro mayor, Andy Burnham for Labour. He will have control over the whole Greater Manchester combined authority area and will work with existing...
Will running a major city-region be seen as an increasingly attractive way to advance a political career in the future?
The economy, housing, devolution and the local elections in May will be key issues for cities in 2016.
Permitted Development Rights can have unintended consequences on the performance of city centre economies.
Enterprise zones at the edge of city centres tend to create low-skilled, low wage jobs.
Devolution is part of the Government's drive for private sector-led growth, so businesses in cities need more of a say.