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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....

BBC - Devolve to make us richer?
22 Oct 2014
Robert Peston: It may not have escaped your notice on Tuesday that HM Treasury is not finding it altogether easy to close the UK's huge and unsustainable fiscal deficit, the gap between what the government spends and what it raises from taxes....

BBC - Give cities more power to boost UK growth, says study
22 Oct 2014
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded....

City A.M. - Devo Met: How to boost growth by unleashing the power of our cities
21 Oct 2014
Ben Lucas: Centralisation runs against the prevailing economic and political trends of the time. Cities, with their high concentrations of productivity, innovation and creativity, are the drivers of prosperity, accounting for 80 per cent of global growth....

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....


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