The Chancellor put increased spending on public services at the heart of his levelling up vision, but was quiet on productivity
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Government departments are currently preparing their submissions for the Treasury’s upcoming Spending Review. Here is Centre for Cities’ key research to help inform this work.
Change can be hard. Changing something as complex as the business rates system is no exception to this - but the Dutch experience shows it is not only possible but also well worth it.
A 10-point plan for ensuring that a reformed business rates system puts local economic growth at its heart.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Reforming business rates
Business rates are one of the most important taxes for local government, yet our current system has come under huge scrutiny in recent years. The tax has been blamed for the struggles of...
Arguing for more balance in how money is allocated across the country does nothing to tackle the varied challenges different places face in improving their economies.
While the Treasury’s method of appraisal has been the focus of much recent ire, it is the lack of clear strategy from successive governments that should be the focus of the North’s frustrations.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Re-writing the Green Book for levelling up
Anthony Breach on how to reform the Government's Green Book to level up the country.
The current major downturn will put financial pressure on households across the country. Policy must target the needs of each area locally and plug the most pressing gaps in household liquidity.
General Election 2019An urban manifesto
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national economy.