This briefing will discuss how cities and city regions are emerging as popular scales for subnational investment and innovation, including but not limited to climate action.
This briefing examines elements of the Irish Government’s new National Development Plan from a local government perspective, particularly looking at the model it offers to shift from fossil-fuelled economic development towards carbon neutrality.
In April 2021 the Prime Minister commissioned Sir Richard Bacon MP to “develop a plan for a major scaling up of self-commissioned homes”. The resulting Bacon Review argues that making more land available for people to build their own homes could deliver 40,000 extra homes every year.
This briefing deals with the July 2021 inquiry into levelling up by the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee. Evidence was taken from representatives of local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, city mayors, Chambers of Commerce, and Ministers.
This briefing is focussed on guidelines fromthe new Local Council Lending Framework, which provide an outline of the key steps, milestones, and criteria for Victorian local governments to successfully access loans from TCV, and how councils can make best use of this new low-cost funding source.
The UK government has put investment in large transport and digital infrastructure projects at the heart of its approach to economic growth but has tended to overlook the important role of social infrastructure. This briefing examines the potential contribution of social infrastructure to the levelling up agenda.
This is the second briefing in our series on the nexus between governance, recovery, and economic transitions. Dr Anne Tiernan explores strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation. It reviews research and emerging economic thinking about the enablers of economic growth outside of the major capital cities – the primary engines of employment…
Walk down any UK high street and you are bound to see plenty of empty shops and offices – a situation only exacerbated by the effects of Covid-19. At the same time, Britain needs to build an estimated 345,000 new homes a year, is there a solution to be found?
This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic based mainly on statistical releases from the ONS. There is also an update on the state of public finances and a brief commentary on the latest Fiscal Risks Report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
This briefing looks at agricultural trends and implications for local government, unpacking the challenges and opportunities for local governments in supporting the sector and their communities going forward.