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The Courier - Call for graduates to 'stay local'
15 Oct 2014
Graduates should be offered "golden handcuff" deals to stay and work in an area after they leave university, according to a report....

Place North West - Cities call for HE investment powers
15 Oct 2014
Groups of local authorities and universities should be allowed to use public money to create Metro Investment Funds for Higher Education focused on major urban areas, according to the latest report from the City Growth Commission....

Yahoo! News - Call for graduates to 'stay local'
15 Oct 2014
Graduates should be offered "golden handcuff" deals to stay and work in an area after they leave university, according to a report....

The Yorkshire Post - Higher education ‘should be central to growth’
15 Oct 2014
Universities should be given incentives for carrying out research that benefits their local communities, according to a new report....

City A.M. - Pay graduates NOT to come to London, says ex-Goldman banker
15 Oct 2014
Chair of the RSA growth commission and former Goldman Sachs banker Jim O'Neill has called for "golden handcuffs" to keep students in towns and cities where they study and prevent them from moving to London when they graduate....

Times Higher Education - Graduates should be matched to local jobs, says report
15 Oct 2014
Universities should encourage graduates to stay in the city where they studied by helping them to find jobs and housing, a report recommends....

The Times - Repay loans to graduates who get a local job
15 Oct 2014
Graduates of big city universities who stay and work in a key sector within its local economy should have part of their student loans repaid, a prominent economist says....

BBC - Call to encourage graduates 'to stay local'
15 Oct 2014
University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says....

The Sunday Times - Keep the kingdom united, a superpower of city states
28 Sep 2014
The political momentum we have for reshaping the country is misdirected. Giving tax and other powers to urban areas will benefit us all, says Jim O’Neill....

The Independent - The RSA Academy in Tipton: How it aims to transform lives in a severely deprived borough
24 Sep 2014
For a talented student such as Alex, the Academy has worked, but how many other academically gifted students in deprived communities don’t get the opportunities that the Academy has provided?...

LGC - Call for creative, collaborative action on long-term unemployment
22 Sep 2014
Everyone in this system knows they are failing those who most need help, says the RSA’s chief executive....

Yorkshire Post - Northern cities must prove they are ready to wield greater powers, says economist O’Neill
20 Sep 2014
Yorkshire cities must prove they are ready to wield greater powers, a leading economist has said....

Wired - Fab Lab London opens in the heart of the City
19 Sep 2014
Cofounders Ande Gregson and Tony Fish show Wired.co.uk around Fab Lab London ahead of its opening today, which will see interested tinkerers, makers and investors flock to the spot....

ITV News - Britain 'among least devolved countries in world'
19 Sep 2014
According to the RSA’s City Growth Commission, taxes representing only 1.7 per cent are set at the local level in the UK compared with 5 per cent in France and 16 per cent in Sweden....

The Telegraph - Westminster must grant our cities the same powers it's giving Scotland
19 Sep 2014
If London deserves at least as much independence as Scotland, it must surely follow that Manchester should have similar devolved powers to those that Wales enjoys....

The Guardian - Whatever Scotland decides, English counties want greater devolution
17 Sep 2014
With Scotland going its own way, regardless of the independence referendum outcome, England cannot remain a centralised state....

Brookings - Scotland Independence, English Cities and the State of American Federalism
17 Sep 2014
The Scottish vote — and, more importantly, the broader devolution debate underway in Britain — has timely lessons for the United States....

Bristol Post - Scottish independence... what it would mean for Bristol?
17 Sep 2014
The rest of the UK has started to consider what might happen if Scotland does vote "yes" tomorrow. But what would the impact be on business here in Bristol and the South West?...

Channel 4 News - #indyref: the English regions that want devolution too
11 Sep 2014
With the Scots offered further devolution in the hope of averting a yes vote in the independence referendum, some English regions say they want more powers to tax and spend....

Yorkshire Post - Urban Yorkshire ‘should have tax powers’
09 Sep 2014
The freedom to set new taxes, borrow and spend money free from Whitehall constraints should be given to areas such as West and South Yorkshire if they are to realise their economic potential, according to a new report....


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