Two councils vote against taking plans to next stage.
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‘Our research reveals a depressingly bleak picture.’
Technocratic meddling versus transformative, value-led change.
New Start, NEF and CLES spent 2016 visiting ten UK cities to map and activate alternative approaches to local economic development. Here we launch our findings and challenge cities to commit to a ‘good’ local economics
We must confront the very likely reality that we have reached the end of what growth can do for us as a policy tool.
During our tour of ten UK cities, we uncovered an emerging approach to local economic development, one that is challenging the mainstream and which can be summed up in the following 10 steps.
The mainstream model of local economics, focused on agglomeration and trickle down, is failing our cities. A new approach is emerging, one that works with the grain of places and the people that live in them.
Although further devolution of tax and spending power is to be welcomed, a system limited to the fiscal devolution of business rates alone has significant limitations.
It is striking how absent local councillors have been from the devolution debate.
As the new government sets out its stall, five commentators give their views on a key policy – devolution