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
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Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops
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?
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
The cuts were not intentionally designed to fall harder on poorer cities; but this is the reality of how they played out
A lack of fiscal tools is encouraging many councils to invest commercially, but this raises questions about its long-term sustainability
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.