There are good reasons to reform the business rates system – but doing so won't save high street retail
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Getting the right balance of commercial and residential property in the city centre will be crucial for Manchester’s economy
The 'long tail' of low productivity firms will not be answer to the productivity puzzle, instead the focus should be on the firms that export goods and services locally and beyond.
The key issues local leaders should consider while developing Local Industrial Strategies.
Many people enjoy both living and working in city centres around the country, but there won’t always be space for both.
City centres have become great places to live, work and play, but in some of our most vibrant city centres, there is not enough land to suit the needs of everyone.
While politicians and commentators despair at the US’s proposed trade tariffs, they marvel at local level policies that attempt to do the exact same thing
‘Price flexing’ reflects the logic of devolution – and would help both cities and supermarkets prosper in future.
Changes are needed to make the system fairer and more transparent for businesses
How the Government can ensure that business rates devolution supports long-term economic growth in cities across the country