Politicians on all sides want to devolve power to the cities to boost economic growth. Energy should be central to this new agenda.
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Bold proposals devolution proposals have a habit of not living up to the full height of their promises.
Everyone knew there would be very little money to spare in Wednesday’s Spending Review and Thursday’s ‘Growth Statement’. The slow recovery of the national economy has put paid to any attempts to move away from ‘austerity’, so departmental cuts of up to 10 per cent came as no surprise.
For the past five years the UK economy has either been in, or on the brink of, recession, writes Rachel Smith of Centre for Cities.
Alexandra Jones of Centre for Cities outlines the three most relevant areas of the autumn statement for cities.
Government needs to be in it for the long term when it comes to investing in people and places.
Paul Swinney of the Centre for Cities looks at the effects of independent businesses on the economy.
The fast-approaching referendums on directly elected mayors in 10 major UK cities present an opportunity to invigorate local democracy and economic development.