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Viewpoint: Six weeks to save local economic growth…

August 16, 2018 by LGiU

OK – now I’ve got your attention, I admit the headline is slightly OTT. But, I promise readers, this is less far-fetched and more grounded than most of the ‘fake news’ and hysterical banners with which we are daily assailed from national politicians and their preferred media platforms, says David…




Industrial Strategy November 2017

December 19, 2017

This briefing provides an overview of government’s ‘Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain fit for the future’, published November 27th 2017, and on its implications for local government (LAs) and partners.



Local Enterprise Partnerships

January 30, 2017

This briefing looks at the history of LEPs and considers the issues in a quickly changing local growth landscape, such as the implications for LEPs of combined authorities and regional mayors.



Immigration policy after Brexit: what next?

October 18, 2016

Although public opinion polling found a large majority endorsing a reduction in immigration, a more detailed survey indicates that attitudes are more nuanced. These findings, based on research conducted by ICM, are now presented in a policy report from the think tank British Future.


Consultation on 100% Business Rates Retention: Flexibilities and practicalities

September 6, 2016

On 5 July 2016, the Government published a consultation “Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention”. This briefing is the second of two on the main paper of this consultation, covering roughly the second half of the document, from page 28. The consultation runs until Monday 26 September.


Economic Prosperity Boards

April 28, 2016

Economic Prosperity Boards were introduced by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. They haven’t been much taken up but do they have the potential to provide a useful structure for partnerships in those cases where combined authorities are less appropriate?