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.
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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.
As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending has changed.
Without fundamental reform of local government finance, more cities will face a funding crisis in the coming years
This table sets out some of tools for funding and financing inclusive growth most effectively
Giving places control of tax rates can have positive economic impacts, but will not be a panacea for sluggish local economies
How cities within the UK and abroad are making the most of their resources and assets to deliver growth and innovation.
This interactive data tool lets you explore and compare 10 years of tax data in cities using custom-made charts, maps and tables
Fiscal devolution should create incentives to boost growth. London's different layers of government may dilute them.