Local authority business provision ‘lacks transparency’ - MSPs
Scottish MSPs have criticised a local authority scheme that aims to help businesses grow for lacking ‘transparency, accountability and alignment’.
Many Tower Hamlets' businesses not well enough prepared for 'no deal'
There has been insufficient planning for a ‘no deal’ scenario among many businesses in Tower Hamlets, a new report has revealed.
A 'one bid per council' approach to high streets cash holds back collaboration
Allen Graham understands that bids for the Government's planned £675m future high streets fund will be restricted to one per authority - with no mechanism for districts to collaborate by linking bids.
Further devolution could unlock Manchester's potential
More devolution of powers is essential to realise Greater Manchester’s economic potential, a group of experts has said.
Truss backs fiscal devolution
Chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, has given her backing to further fiscal devolution.
Mid-sized cities are ready to push for enhanced growth
The Key Cities Group's latest report calls on the UK and devolved governments to work more closely with mid-sized cities. They stand ready, willing and able to lead the push for enhanced growth and social mobility, says Cllr Peter Box
Bucking the trend – the Durham way
Durham Council is heading towards its 10th anniversary as a unitary authority. Terry Collins explains how despite continuing economic challenges, a vision for growth is coming to fruition against a backdrop of austerity.
Wirral reveals joint venture plans
Wirral MBC has unveiled plans for its joint venture to spur ‘community wealth building’ locally,
Creating the space for businesses to flourish
Mike Dawson describes how Tewkesbury BC has delivered a UK-first in providing a business growth hub within its own offices where businesses can access support and advice
North East Lincolnshire awards £8m road contract
North East Lincolnshire Council has appointed Colas Siac to construct an £8m link road.
Let’s develop a Team Midlands approach
For years the regions looked at the success of Greater Manchester as a benchmark, but in a short space of time the West Midlands has learned to replicate this approach, boosted by the cross-party appeal of Andy Street, says Simon Dale.
Brexit will not halt economic growth, says Walkley
Economic growth will not grind to a halt when we leave the European Union, chief executive of Homes England Nick Walkley has predicted.
Let's have fiscal levers for local areas
The Government should take steps to enable local areas to fund services through various fiscal levers and such flexibilities would not cost it a penny in extra grant, says Ian Miller.
A vision for growth
Cheshire East Council’s focus must be on both delivering affordable housing and supporting further economic growth, says Frank Jordan
Birmingham appeals for devolution to tackle Brexit threat
Birmingham City Council has warned of the impact Brexit will have on its services and the region’s economy.
Business backs Edinburgh tourism tax
Seven out of 10 Edinburgh businesses back plans for a tourism tax in the city, a survey has found.
Right time, right place
Eugenie Harvey describes how Harlow DC has developed a compelling place story to support the town’s growth opportunities.
Liverpool City Council brings development company in-house
Economic development firm, Liverpool Vision, is being taken in-house by the city council.
Boost for joint venture
Test Valley BC and its joint venture partner Kier Property have let a new commercial building to a major employer.
Convention of the North to press minister for more devolved powers
Further devolved powers including over transport and skills training have been urged by a coalition of northern leaders.