MJ Growth Agenda
The importance of being inclusive
Following the launch of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission, Anna Randle says councils must look beyond traditional thinking and transform public services if communities are to benefit from inclusive growth.
Big borough in search of major investment
At a pivotal time for Barking and Dagenham, Chris Naylor explains how the borough created a growth commission to harness investment and protect community interests
Boost business growth at MJ event
Sir John Peace, who chaired the Local Government Association study on how to boost investment in England’s non-metropolitan areas, is a keynote speaker at The MJ’s event next month on how local authorities can boost business growth.
Evidence that booming London continues to drive the growth agenda was confirmed this week by new analysis.
Localiser inside the Whitehall citadel
As cities minister Greg Clark scrutinises the bids to access the £2bn pot for the first year of the new local growth fund, he tells Michael Burton why he believes the coalition is now leading the devolution debate