This 2011 paper looked at why the Government’s policy on Enterprise Zones needed to be radically different to the failed 80s policy.
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By working together on issues such as housing and transport, local authorities and businesses can achieve better economic outcomes.
Building on our City Links work, City Relationships examines the economic links between the five most significant economic centres in the North - Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.
FutureStory Newcastle is the third in a series of forward-looking books promoting a wider understanding of how globalisation is changing everyday lives and jobs in six cities and regions.
The public sector spending squeeze will be the overarching narrative of the next decade of British politics. Public sector employment, which has grown significantly over the past decade, will start to shrink. Nationally, between 240,000 and 290,000 jobs could be cut by 2014.
Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, but the emergence of innovation as a specialist policy area has also generated risks around policy prioritisation and problems on organisational fragmentation and policy coordination.
It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.
Following the OECD Review of Newcastle in the North East (July 2006), Newcastle City Council commissioned the Centre for Cities and IPPR North to produce a follow-up, independent assessment of progress made over the past year.