Experimenting with a bottom-up approach to rates reform is welcome, but it remains to be seen if it can be effective
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The paralysis in Parliament means that its time for cities to take the lead
Election 2017The Swinging Cities
There is a distinct urban split around the country, and politics reflects economics.
Election 2017Sorting and the City
As more socially liberal, highly skilled people move into dense big cities, transforming and strengthening those economies, so too will they transform the political landscape
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 10: Apprenticeships
In cities where fewer people go to university, take up of apprenticeships has been successful - but quality is as important as quantity.
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 9: Welfare
If the welfare axe does continue to fall over the next five years, cities with weaker economies may well be hit hardest.
Election 2017General election manifestos: devolution to the already devolved?
We look at the manifestos of the SNP and Plaid Cymru to see what promises, if any, they have for their cities.
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 8: Social Care
Social care requirements are not the same across the country
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 7: Trade and exports
Signing trade deals with countries around the world is no easy task, and most cities' exports go to the EU
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 6: Immigration
Any reduction in migration to UK cities is likely to impact on their economic performance