Another high street report prescribes business rates reform and again fails to recognise the real blame lies in the weak economies of many UK cities
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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 best way to create resilient town and city centres with a strong demand for local services is to encourage broader jobs growth
Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops
The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
City TalksCity Talks: Mapping the geography of anti-EU sentiment
What does anti-EU sentiment look like across the 28 member countries, and how might this be addressed?
The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
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.
Despite the continued strength of cities in the Greater South East, some of them have seen their populations fall