Tag Archives: cities

Cities can take on the ‘big six’ energy companies

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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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Politicians must live up to their devolution promises

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Bold proposals devolution proposals have a habit of not living up to the full height of their promises.

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Give power to cities to transform the energy market


Giving cities more power can help provide an alternative to the big energy companies.

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The battle for the best cities policy intensifies ahead of 2015 – but can anyone deliver?

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Ed Miliband must show that he can succeed where so many before him have struggled.

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What does the Spending Review mean for growth in our cities?

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.

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Cities Outlook 2013: A downturn of two halves

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.

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Osborne is right to listen to Heseltine, but he can still do more for cities

Alexandra Jones of Centre for Cities outlines the three most relevant areas of the autumn statement for cities.

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Investment in cities is key to economic recovery

Government needs to be in it for the long term when it comes to investing in people and places.

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From Boots to Barclays: Why branch businesses are good for our cities

Paul Swinney of the Centre for Cities looks at the effects of independent businesses on the economy.

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Elected mayors: To vote or not to vote?

The fast-approaching referendums on directly elected mayors in 10 major UK cities present an opportunity to invigorate local democracy and economic development.

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