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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....

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....

Place North West - Cities call for powers to generate £70bn growth
22 Oct 2014
Jim O'Neill's City Growth Commission has released its final report, with a set of recommendations for national and local government on how city-regions can take on a new role in the political economy....

The Star - Sheffield on track to take devolved powers - report out today
22 Oct 2014
Sheffield is on the right track to take more control from Whitehall, a leading economist has said in a report out today....

Nottingham Post - Nottingham 'should become one of 15 UK super cities'
22 Oct 2014
THE biggest cities in the country, including Nottingham, should be given more powers to boost the economy, a report has suggested....

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....

International Business Times - UK City Devolution Could Boost Economic Growth by £79bn by 2030
22 Oct 2014
A new RSA City Growth Commission has claimed that if UK cities were granted greater power over local taxation and spending, it would boost economic growth by £79bn by 2030 as productivity would increase by 5%....

Economia - Calls for devolved tax powers
22 Oct 2014
Greater power for regions will create long-term economic growth, academic tells Parliament...

Planning Resource - Greater powers for UK's biggest city-regions would boost growth, says report
22 Oct 2014
The UK's 15 biggest city-regions should take on responsibility for strategic planning and review green belt boundaries to help boost economic growth, according to a report....


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