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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....

Herald Scotland - Call to give cities more tax powers
08 Sep 2014
Cities should be given the power to revalue council tax bands and the freedom to spend Government grants without ring-fencing, a report has suggested....

Manchester Evening News - Greater Manchester should be given more powers by government, according to new report
08 Sep 2014
Ministers are urged to give more control to region's politicians, including setting taxes and borrowing cash for major projects....

The Business Desk - Unleash cities - but only some of them, says O'Neill
08 Sep 2014
Jim O'Neill's City Growth Commission is recommending cities have greater powers to raise money through taxes and should be allowed to use government money more freely....

LocalGov - Commission urges fiscal freedom for metro areas
08 Sep 2014
Fifteen areas should be granted greater fiscal freedoms such as revaluing tax council tax bands and pool revenue streams, a new report recommends....

Public Finance - Let cities control council tax bands, says devolution plan
08 Sep 2014
Cities should be given powers to revalue council tax bands in their local area as part of a package of financial freedoms needed to boost growth, the latest report from the City Growth Commission has concluded....

The Financial Times - Cameron urged to give new powers to English city-regions
08 Sep 2014
With the Scottish referendum only days away, David Cameron, UK prime minister, is now facing calls to give new tax-raising powers to English city-regions to counterbalance the move towards greater devolution for Scotland....

BBC - Big cities should have more power, says report
08 Sep 2014
Cities in the UK should have the power to levy their own taxes and have greater control over how public money is spent, a report by the City Growth Commission has said....

Boardroom Mum - New Breed Of Part-Time Entrepreneurs Are Redefining UK Business
03 Sep 2014
Breaking the Mould commissioned by the RSA, in partnership with Etsy, the global ecommerce marketplace for handmade goods, the UK economy is undergoing a major shift....


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