Inclusive Growth

  • Growth at heart of LGA White Paper

    03 June 2024

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for powers and funding so that councils can take a leading role in driving inclusive growth.


  • Reclaiming our regions

    01 May 2024

    Twelve months into a five-year project examining how to build more inclusive regional economies, Tom Lloyd Goodwin highlights four emerging priority areas for the next UK Government to address.


  • Driving positive outcomes must be top of metro mayors' agenda

    26 April 2024

    Improving outcomes for communities is at the heart of successful devolution and metro mayors must put in place a plan to achieve this from day one, says Kerry Scott.


  • Left and behind: women at work

    02 April 2024

    Building gender equality and diversity into plans for economic growth has benefits for everyone, writes Sarah Longlands.


  • We don’t need a Lyons’ 2.0

    06 March 2024

    With the seminal 2007 Lyons Review in focus, Ben Franklin and Annabel Smith look at why place-shaping has captured the zeitgeist and argue local government does not need another review, and should instead 'get on and do it'.


  • Hope amid the gloom

    22 January 2024

    The coming year may look bleak but outgoing chief executive of the Centre for Progressive Policy Charlotte Alldritt says the inclusive growth agenda leaves her with lots of hope.


  • Cracking productivity

    23 October 2023

    The UK’s cities have major untapped potential when it comes to innovation-led prosperity, says Chris Murray. He highlights the possible solutions to help unlock productivity.


  • Growth: the big issue

    03 October 2023

    As we enter election season a national growth plan is needed now, delivered with and by places, says Ben Lucas. He sets out four key opportunities that could be catalysed through a new focus on local growth.


  • The narrow path

    11 July 2023

    At a time when the fiscal climate is so bleak, Labour will need to prioritise and explain how, why and where it plans to invest public money, says Charlotte Alldritt.


  • Districts hit back at compulsory unitarisation call

    11 May 2023

    District councils have defended their role in revitalising local economies after a think-tank advocated wholesale unitarisation.


  • Does it work? Measuring impact for community wealth building

    26 April 2023

    A new paper shows that community wealth building in the city of Preston is having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of its residents, says Tom Lloyd Goodwin.


  • A golden approach to tackling deprivation

    11 April 2023

    Contestants headed to Cheltenham for the second Local Government Challenge this year, to look at how to ensure all communities prosper from the Golden Valley Development. Ellise Huntley-Bennett reports.


  • Don’t wait for Westminster: Start building better lives

    29 March 2023

    It is still unclear how Labour intend to deliver a more inclusive economic future than the current Government. But, as Tom Lloyd Goodwin says, the answers are apparent in the work of local organisations in places across the UK.


  • International Women’s Day: The local cost of barriers to women’s paid work

    08 March 2023

    New analysis launched on International Women’s Day highlights the impact on regional economies of work barriers for women and the disparities between areas. Ann McGauran reports.


  • Shining a light on London’s apprenticeship challenges

    28 February 2023

    We must increase take up of apprenticeships among young and diverse Londoners, and more flexibility in how the Apprenticeship Levy can be spent is needed, says Rokhsana Fiaz.


  • Producing healthier places

    21 February 2023

    Health inequalities remain profound, but locally designed public services can help turn the tide, says Rosie Fogden.


  • Time to get serious about inclusive growth

    10 January 2023

    Despite the problems confronting local places, Ben Lucas believes there are grounds for optimism.


  • Birmingham has a bold vision for levelling up

    13 January 2022

    The levelling up White Paper must show how double devolution can deliver opportunities for every local place and back the innovations Birmingham is leading the way on, says Cllr Ian Ward.


  • Buying  benefits for communities

    07 December 2021

    Associate director of CLES Tom Lloyd Goodwin looks at how the quest for social value is being approached through making the most of opportunities within local 'anchor institutions'.


  • A unique moment in time

    01 December 2021

    At The MJ’s recent Future Forum, BT outlined the immense opportunities digital and online services are currently offering councils – and the chance for true innovation must be taken.