A small real terms increase in ‘core spending power’ for local government won’t end the squeeze on council budgets for things such as libraries, parks and economic development.
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Scotland’s new council finance plans will empower city leaders to manage their finances according to local need, the rest of the UK should follow their lead.
Listen again to the launch of Cities Outlook 2019 with Cllr Abi Brown, Cllr Nick Forbes and Prof Tony Travers
As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending has changed.
The Chancellor’s Budget had something for everyone, but its overriding message for cities was ‘see what 2019 brings’
This Data Tool has been created to allow you to the latest available data on the UK’s 63 largest cities and towns on everything from population, to business start-ups.
City TalksCity Talks: is your council about to go bust?
The subject of this episode is the future of local government, or to put it another way — is your council about to go bust? Should you be worried? And what should be done about it? To...
While National Government is preoccupied with Brexit, the Chancellor should seize the opportunity to help cities prepare for the future
The Government's proposals will mean more houses are built, but bolder reform is needed to free up land in high-demand cities
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities