HS2 debate should shift to how cities along the line can extract the maximum economic benefit.
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Many UK cities would prefer more action on the green economy
Manchester's Conservative party conference was a "steady-as-she-goes" event, focused on demonstrating economic competence, the merits of sticking to Plan A and the dangers of voting for Labour.
The sun certainly shone on Labour's conference in Brighton - the weather was beautiful and the beach cafes packed full of suited delegates. But will the good weather last for Labour?
Much as I like Glasgow as a city, the weather tends to be less than welcoming and that was true again this week.
Party conference season seems to come round faster every year and I'm writing this on my way to Glasgow for the first of the three main political party conferences this year.
In the 2013 Spending Review the scale of the cuts are expected to be announced, but we also find out the details of the Single Local Growth Fund that was announced in the Budget.
Further austerity measures will make the headlines in next week’s Spending Review...
This paper as part of our City Money strand of work, looks at why we need local government finance reform after the 2013 Spending Review
The UK is one of the most centralised countries in the world”, but the Government has “the perfect opportunity to develop political and financial arrangements that help Britain’s cities perform better”. The headline messages in Centre for Cities’ second-ever report, Bigger, Better, Smarter published in 2005, sound as relevant now as they did then.