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The work of the City Growth Commission has been widely covered by the media in the UK and abroad. Please find a selection of the coverage about the launch of our final report here. The media archive and press releases of the City Growth Commission can be accessed here.

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Press Releases

New £200m science institute for the north (The Times )

A multimillion-pound science institute in Manchester will be announced by George Osborne tomorrow as the next step in his plans for a "northern powerhouse" to rival London’s thriving...

2 December 2014

UK growth up by 0.2% if metros unleashed

At a launch event at the RSA Great Room with Jim O’Neill, Lord Heseltine and Sir Richard Leese, the Commission today set out the recommendations from its final report, Unleashing Metro...

22nd October, 2014

Town Hall reforms: Supersized councils are now the new normal (The Independent )

The Independent, England’s councils are clubbing together to create a new breed of “super councils” in one of the biggest shake-ups in local democracy for a generation...

1 December 2014

Devolve power to UK cities in order to boost UK economy by £79bn says Commission

The process of devolving power and responsibility from Whitehall to UK cities (‘Devo Met’) should run in parallel with that of ‘Devo Max’ for Scotland, with draft legislation...

22nd October, 2014

Metros should draw on strength of the UK’s world-class universities to power local growth

As the government considers devolving public expenditure powers to nations and metros, radical new incentives should be put in place to ensure our universities play a bigger...

15th October, 2014

Just let the drivers get on with it (Times Higher Education)

Universities already play a key role in powering regional growth. Another diktat demanding more on that score may be unhelpful...

27 November 2014

Radical plan to devolve power to cities proposed by RSA City Growth Commission

Giving cities the power to revalue council tax bands as well as pool and allocate central government revenue without ringfencing are just two of the recommendations made today by the RSA City...

8th September, 2014

We must share funds based on need (Local Government Chronicle )

The pace of devolution within England is quickening...

14 November 2014

Outdated infrastructure stifling city growth and costing UK £billions

The UK loses billions of pounds every year as a result of poor, overly-centralised decision-making that fails to encourage greater connectivity between metros, and causes problems across...

16th July, 2014

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