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    Fiscal devolution to cities is critical for tackling the UK’s two-tier economy

Fiscal devolution to cities is critical for tackling the UK’s two-tier economy

UK cities currently have limited control over the majority of their finances, significantly constraining their ability to target investment where it is needed most and preventing them from retaining the benefits of encouraging local growth. Andrew Carter argues that we can no longer afford a high degree of centralisation as the status quo; fiscal devolution to cities is necessary.

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    The three-point policy solution to the UK’s housing crisis

The three-point policy solution to the UK’s housing crisis

While politicians of all stripes talk about the need to build more homes, very little detail has been unveiled for how they will actually be built, writes Andrew Carter. A new report by the Centre for Cities details three necessary components: the density of housing within existing city boundaries needs to be increased; some parts of greenbelts need to […]