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New Towns, Next Chapter

10 Sep 2019 in Briefings

The New Towns are one of Britain’s great success stories. Despite creating hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities and popular places to live, too many New Towns have been left behind, with crumbling infrastructure and a lack of investment. How can their future be assured?


The Meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

9 Sep 2019 in Briefings

Although the possibility of a no deal brexit has fallen, it could still happen. This briefing sets out the likely consequences of no deal. It includes a summary of government preparations, with a focus on operation Yellowhammer.



Spending Round 2019 – Headlines from the Chancellor’s speech

4 Sep 2019 in Briefings

The Chancellor today laid out plans for an extra £13.8bn spending next year, in a Spending Round designed to “turn the page on austerity”. In his speech he promised certainty for all departments as they plan next year’s budgets and announced that no departments would see any cuts this year. A full Budget is expected […]



Embedding the environment in your Local Industrial Strategy

29 Aug 2019 in Briefings

How do local areas reconcile environmental needs with the industrial, commercial and residential development envisaged in Local Industrial Strategies? How do predominately rural areas pursue a modern industrial strategy? And how do mostly urban areas meet the government’s environmental expectations?


The Regional and Sectoral Impacts of Brexit

20 Aug 2019 in Briefings

This briefing deals with what has been said so far about specific regional and sectoral impacts of Brexit; it concludes with a brief review of the meaning of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, which has recently come to be considered as a serious policy option in the current debate.



The Puzzle of Rural Exodus in High Income Countries

13 Aug 2019 in Briefings

This briefing explores how fighting rural depopulation requires an understanding of the root causes in a deep and systematic way, that solutions will require more than earmarked investments and industrial deals, and both rural and urban local authorities can benefit from exploring partnerships.


Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

5 Aug 2019 in Briefings

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.