Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue
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The next prime minister needs to have a government programme that improves the lives of people in cities
Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
What the most recent Bank of England speech did and didn’t say about the role of place in the national economy.
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
Japanese CitiesWould you give some of your council tax to your hometown?
In Japan's more successful cities, workers have the option of giving some of their local taxes to less prosperous places.
Catch the full video of our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections
Japanese CitiesWhat does Japan tell us about the potential for fiscal devolution?
Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Why London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone is good policy
If successful, the ULEZ will save lives and demonstrate the benefits of city devolution.
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