The Spending Review gave us the detail on how the Government intends to reduce its £109 billion structural budget deficit. The impact of the cuts will certainly fall heavily on all cities.
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The Centre for Cities' submission focuses on its impact upon economic growth & local economies.
Centre for Cities' sets out a suggested six-step plan for how the new Government should establish LEPs, in a letter to Mark Prisk.
The Emergency Budget has set out a tough new package of spending cuts and tax increases. We have identified the major themes relevant to cities.
The next government will be forced to make tough choices about where and how to spend scarce public sector resources. With a general election imminent, now is the time to set out what the top priorities should be.
The debate around RDAs should be about the effectiveness of the programmes they run and at which spatial scale these programmes work best.
The future of RDAs has become a topic of hot debate. But the views of those that have come out either in favour or against have sometimes bordered on the ideological rather than being based on the evidence. We think the ‘scrap versus keep' the RDAs debate is just too simplistic.
The 2009 PBR needs to set out how the Government will set the conditions for growth and fiscal responsibility. Building on recent steps to devolve powers to cities, the Government must now put cities at the heart of plans to create the conditions for growth and jobs.
The 2009 Budget should include a clear focus on devolutionary measures that support local economies - especially around our major cities.
The Financial and Related Business Services (FRBS) sector has become an increasingly important source of employment, so what will the impact of global slow down be on London and the UK's regional financial centres?