This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
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Big data has much to tell us about how city economies work. Our Manchester and Sheffield case studies shed light on city centres as places of consumption
In many places workers, not leisure shoppers, are the key to high-street success
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
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
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.