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City A.M. - Only direct democracy can save Britain’s businesses from this rising populist tide
20 Nov 2014
When the clowns start talking politics, alarm bells should be ringing not just about the state of our democracy but also the prospects for our economy....

London Evening Standard - Jim O'Neill: London must put the right case for more powers
10 Nov 2014
The capital needs to be specific about what it needs and should focus on helping its poorest citizens...

The Telegraph - Nicky Morgan backs plans for new 'College of Teaching'
10 Nov 2014
The Education Secretary will unveil funding for a new "College of Teaching" in coming weeks, with the organisation being run along similar lines to the royal medical colleges....

The Journal - City Growth Commission urges North East councils to 'Put more cash into combined authority'
08 Nov 2014
Chairman of the City Growth Commission says North East Combined Authority must commit more funds to make case for devolution...

City AM - Power to the cities: It’s not just London that needs more control of tax revenue
27 Oct 2014
It's not as catchy as “Brics”, but “ManShefLeedsPool” – the latest coinage from the Centre for Cities’s Jim O’Neill, formerly of Goldman Sachs – could have an equally seismic impact here in the UK....

Public Finance - Ease borrowing rules, says O’Neill
27 Oct 2014
Local authority prudential borrowing rules will need to be reviewed if additional fiscal powers are devolved to town halls, a leading economist has said....

Giving power to our cities
25 Oct 2014
DEVO Met is now top of the political agenda....

Property Week - City devolution will drive nationwide growth
24 Oct 2014
In a report published this week, the City Growth Commission, led by Jim O’Neill, calls for greater self-determination for the UK’s largest metro areas....

South West Business - Bristol 'must have greater control over its finances'
23 Oct 2014
Bristol is the only city in Britain outside London which is more productive than the national average, according to an influential report....

Bristol Post - Bristol 'must have greater control over its finances'
23 Oct 2014
BRISTOL is the only city in Britain outside London which is more productive than the national average, according to an influential report....

The Galloway Gazette - 'Devo met' could boost productivity
23 Oct 2014
Allowing cities to set their own tax, immigration and planning policies alongside "devo max" for Scotland could boost UK productivity by 5%, according to a think tank....

UK Wired News - Worcestershire takes new lead in devolution debate
23 Oct 2014
"What about us?" A chorus of 'me toos' echoed across the land when David Cameron declared, in the wake of the Scottish Referendum result, that "we must re-empower our great cities"....

The Guardian - Cameron hails plan to fast-track devolution for English cities
23 Oct 2014
Report from City Growth Commission says ‘devo met’ could be achieved on same timetable as devolved powers for Scotland...

BBC - Should the North East get more power?
23 Oct 2014
The North East of England should have the power to run itself but is not yet ready for the responsibility, a report has found....

Daily Star - Northern supercity named ManSheffLeedsPool
23 Oct 2014
ACADEMICS are calling for a new supercity to be created in the North – and it’s been dubbed ManSheffLeedsPool....

Daily Mail - Is it time for a northern supercity? Why ManSheffLeedsPool could be the answer to our skewed economy
23 Oct 2014
Is it time for a northern supercity? A fighting force combining the might of our northern powerhouses has emerged as part of the solution to Britain’s dangerously Londoncentric economy....

The Scotsman - "Devo met" could help boost UK's productivity
22 Oct 2014
Allowing cities to set their own tax, immigration and planning policies alongside “devo max” for Scotland could boost UK productivity by 5%, according to a social improvement body....

LBC - PM Praises 'Northern Powerhouse' Vision
22 Oct 2014
A blueprint to boost the economic might of cities in northern England has won support from David Cameron....

The Times - Fifteen Boris-style mayors needed
22 Oct 2014
Fifteen Boris-style metro mayors should be elected to head up “super city-regions” with a raft of new powers over local taxes, skills and transport, says a new report published today....

Financial Times - Supercity of the north to rival London wins more backing
22 Oct 2014
The man who coined the term “Brics” has called for the creation of a northern supercity he tagged “ManSheffLeedsPool” as a way to close the economic gap with London....


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