If politicians want to make Britain a more prosperous and productive place to live then improving the economic performance of cities needs to be central to the next government’s plan.
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What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
City TalksCity Talks: Evidence-based policymaking in disadvantaged places
Andrew Carter is joined by a panel to discuss how evidence-based policymaking can help disadvantaged places with low levels of economic activity and high proportions of vulnerable people in the wake of cuts to local authority budgets.
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.
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?