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?
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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.
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
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.
While the number of degree holders has risen everywhere in recent years, some cities are pulling away
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
A lack of fiscal tools is encouraging many councils to invest commercially, but this raises questions about its long-term sustainability
As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending has changed.