Cuts have hit places with the most impoverished populations hardest. How might already stretched councils apply evidence-based policy to fix the wicked problems that some of their residents are facing.
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For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
Catch up with our event in Liverpool discussing what the end of austerity means for the city
Catch up with our event in Derby discussing what the end of austerity means for the city
Catch up with our event discussing what the end of austerity could mean for Doncaster
Andrew writes for Conservative Home on how urban funding pressures are not just bad news for public services, but also bad news for the British economy.
The Fair Funding Review proposes that local government grants are given on the basis of population size, rather than need. Is this the fairest way, or is there more to how local authorities should be funded?
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.
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.
The cuts were not intentionally designed to fall harder on poorer cities; but this is the reality of how they played out