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.
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The full audio from the launch event of Cities Outlook 2019, with a focus on the impact of austerity on UK cities over the last decade
The population of most UK cities is getting older, which will put further pressure on stretched local authority budgets
Increased automation and globalisation will pose big challenges to all cities – but those with mayors are better placed to act
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.
Local economic data is often incomplete and problematic. Only by analysing how cities fare across the full range of indicators can we hope to gauge their performance.
Automation will bring opportunities as well as challenges. Policy makers need to act now to ensure that cities across the UK can benefit
Cities Outlook 2018 explored issues around the future of work and automation
Our annual healthcheck of 63 UK cities this year focuses on exports. It asks where cities export to globally, what they sell, and how much.