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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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.
Rachel Smith, research analyst at Centre for Cities, looks at the impact of George Osborne’s Budget 2012 on the cities of the United Kingdom.
A look at the government’s new plan for ‘tailored city deals’; if the practice lives up to the rhetoric, it could be a strong driver of growth in the cities.
Tomorrow’s GDP figures will show a return to growth. In many places, however, it won’t feel like the good times are back, with the North-South gap widening.