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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
The London Finance Commission matters to other cities too

Alexandra Jones

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).

Blog Post 16 May 2013
Blast from the past

Andrew Carter

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.”

Blog Post 9 Apr 2013
A Budget for growth tomorrow

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...

Blog Post 20 Mar 2013
So what did Heseltine say?

Alexandra Jones

I’ve been reflecting on the Government’s response to Heseltine overnight. While most commentators have reacted in a broadly positive way...

Blog Post 19 Mar 2013