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Spending Review: Act One

Alexandra Jones

Today's Spending Review is the first half of a two act play - today was about Departmental cuts; tomorrow is about growth. So what's the verdict for cities so far?

Blog Post 26 Jun 2013
Devolution or disappointment

Centre for Cities

In the 2013 Spending Review the scale of the cuts are expected to be announced, but we also find out the details of the Single Local Growth Fund that was announced in the Budget.

Briefing 25 Jun 2013
Cuts without reform will leave cities struggling

Alexandra Jones

A week yesterday, the implications of the Spending Review for public policy and public services around the country will be starting to sink in. Yet even before we know the exact numbers, we can make some confident predictions about what the Spending Review will mean for cities.

Blog Post 20 Jun 2013
Blast from the Past: Bigger, Better, Smarter

Tom Bolton

The UK is one of the most centralised countries in the world”, but the Government has “the perfect opportunity to develop political and financial arrangements that help Britain’s cities perform better”. The headline messages in Centre for Cities’ second-ever report, Bigger, Better, Smarter published in 2005, sound as relevant now as they did then.

Blog Post 6 Jun 2013