Without fundamental reform of local government finance, more cities will face a funding crisis in the coming years
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Northern cities have been hit hard by the loss of jobs in exporting firms in the past century. Ensuring this doesn’t happen again should be a priority for local industrial strategies.
Andrew Carter reflects on the key themes and developments for UK cities in the past 12 months
Six months of the metro mayorsNational leaders must get off the fence and give metro mayors the support they need to deliver
More devolution will be crucial in helpng the mayors deliver on big issues like housing, deprivation and productivity
Six months of the metro mayorsMetro mayors have the potential to radically change governance in England
The new mayors have been sure-footed and are fulfilling expectations
How cities can unlock more investment for inclusive growth policies
Six months of the metro mayorsMetro mayors can play a big role in expanding the evidence base of UK policy making
Robust evaluation will be critical in assessing which mayoral policies work, and ensuring other cities can benefit
Six months of the metro mayorsTim Bowles: ‘I want to ensure that everyone in the West of England can fulfil their potential’
We’ve invited each of the metro mayors to reflect on the first six months of their mayoralties. Here, the mayor of the West of England discusses his time in office so far
The key themes and issues from our summit with UK and US metro mayors
How the Government can ensure that business rates devolution supports long-term economic growth in cities across the country