Cities across the country – particularly the big cities – should take some time to take a look at the report published yesterday by the 17-strong London Finance Commission, chaired by Tony Travers (of which I was a member).
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In the first of a series of reports, we look at how money is managed and where the power lies in local government
Today’s local elections are as important for the future growth of our cities as they are for the 27 county councils and eight unitary counties up for re-election.
“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.”
From a growth perspective, there are various welcome measures. Putting infrastructure and housing centre stage, policies to stimulate business investment, a cut in the cost of employing people...
I’ve been reflecting on the Government’s response to Heseltine overnight. While most commentators have reacted in a broadly positive way...
In the furore associated with the Government’s response to the Heseltine Review another highly significant announcement regarding the North East has been overlooked.
The Government has committed to implementing 81 of the 89 recommendations made by Lord Heseltine. In this briefing, we have distilled the 10 most important reforms that central and local...
Colleagues in the office and those who know me already are aware that I am extremely interested in regional banks
We have interviewed the Core Cities to find out about their experiences of the City Deals