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City Deals – implications for enhanced devolution and local economic growth

11 Jul 2012 in Briefings

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF (please refer to the PDF for larger versions of the tables below) City Deals – implications for enhanced devolution and economic growth Summary With the ‘City Deal’ announcements on July 5 2012, the government has now concluded agreements with the eight ‘Core Cities’ and/or their ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships’ (LEPs) on a range of measures to stimulate city growth and development. This...


Local authorities and economic development in 2013 – can local dynamism counter a national low growth economy?

21 Jan 2013 in Briefings

This briefing can also be viewed as a PDF Local authorities and economic development in 2013 – can local dynamism counter a national low growth economy? Summary The global economic outlook is uncertain. National forecasts show a continuation of a lengthy period of low growth (at best). The need for local authorities (LAs) to contribute to and lead local growth has, arguably, never been greater. Doing this effectively requires LAs to understand,...


Census 2011 – First Release

13 Aug 2012 in Briefings

This briefing can also be downloaded as a PDF Census 2011 Summary On 16 July 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first release of statistics from the census taken as at 27 March 2011. The release shows:- On census night the usually resident population of England and Wales was the largest ever seen, at 56.1 million (53.0 million in England and 3.1 million in Wales respectively). This represents an increase of 7.1 per...


City Deals – launch of wave two invitations and progress on wave one

12 Nov 2012 in Briefings

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF City Deals: launch of wave two invitations and progress on wave one Summary On 29 October 2012, twenty cities and their wider areas were invited by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Minister for Cities, Greg Clark, to bid for ‘radical new powers to boost local economic growth’ Government has also signed off – on 18 September 2012 – the eight wave one deals covering the ‘core cities’ and/or...


The importance of industrial growth and innovation in local authority approaches to supporting local economic growth

12 Dec 2012 in Briefings

This briefing can also be viewed as a PDF The importance of industrial growth and innovation in local authority approaches to supporting local economic growth Summary Local authorities (LAs) need to understand the industries and services locally that can generate economic and employment growth, and to encourage innovations to that end Traditional intervention models focused on inward investment, public subsidy (even of infrastructure), and...


Whole Area and Neighbourhood Community Budgets – emerging issues and opportunities

2 Oct 2012 in Briefings

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF Whole area and neighbourhood community budgets – emerging issues and opportunities Summary The next six months will see the culmination of work by local authorities and partners to firm up the concept of and implementation proposals for ‘community budgets’. Community budgets as a generic concept has a lengthy history. Under the coalition, however, the term has acquired specific meaning as...


Mid-year population estimates 2011 and sub-national population projections to 2021

9 Oct 2012 in Briefings

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF Mid year population estimates 2011 and sub-national population projections to 2021 Summary On 25 September 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its annual population estimates for England and Wales, mid-2011. These are the first in the series of population estimates that will be based on Census 2011, and therefore show significant changes from the 2010 estimates. This...


Census – key statistics published December 2012

7 Jan 2013 in Briefings

This briefing can also be downloaded as a PDF Census – key statistics published December 2012 Summary The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published significant further details of the 2011 census on 11 December 2012. This included Key statistics for England and Wales covering age, health, ethnicity, religion, marital status, accommodation, skills etc., supported by 44 data tables; three reports on international migration, religion,...


Recent ONS place-based statistics and intelligence

16 Jul 2019 in Briefings

Summary This briefing provides an overview of selected recent ONS releases of place-based statistics at local authority level – especially population estimates and forecasts, labour market, household income, housing, productivity, and electoral statistics. It follows up and builds on a similar briefing in mid-2018, suggesting some high-level implications and possible areas for further investigation from these releases. Individual service areas...


Much ado about…whole place community budgets

9 May 2013 in Briefings

This briefing can also be viewed as a PDF Much ado about…whole place community budgets Summary ‘Whole place community budgets’ have been lauded by the coalition government as a flagship policy to put major principles of localism, ‘customer first’ service integration, public services reform, and deficit reduction into practice. They also tend to be supported enthusiastically by local government in both community leadership and local...