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Job creation for inclusive growth in cities

September 25, 2017

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth. Demand side policies seek to raise the level and enhance the quality of demand for labour in a city economy, increase labour demand for specific groups, and improve the quality of jobs.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 22nd September

September 22, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.



Resolution Foundation Living Standards Audit 2017

September 19, 2017

This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.


High Speed Rail update – Summer 2017

September 18, 2017

This briefing provides an update on key developments on the HS2 project, including an overview of recent Government decisions on phase 2b, progress on the enabling legislation and an overview of the latest activities relating to high speed rail for the North and Scotland.


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Weekly Policy Summary – Friday 15th September

September 15, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.




Kirklees Democracy Commission

September 12, 2017

This briefing provides a summary of the landmark report by the Kirklees Democracy Commission, Growing a stronger local democracy from the ground up. Against a background of concerns about disengaged citizens and divisions in society, Kirklees Council established the Commission to investigate how to ensure that Kirklees has a healthy…


IFS Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017

September 11, 2017

This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation


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