Alan Aisbett from law firm Pinsent Masons delves into the implications of the comprehensive spending review for regeneration and growth funding.
A West Midlands council is to appoint experts to advise on decontaminating a former copper works site in the Black Country enterprise zone, after negotiations with a prospective partner broke down.
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Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has revealed its plans for the UK's biggest tax increment finance scheme.
The new raft of city deals announced for the UK's core cities provide new ways for private and public sector to work together. Grant Thornton's Phil Woolley and Nathan Good examine the landmark agreements.
The constraints placed on Tax Increment Finance (TIF) schemes mean councils are unlikely to view the financing model as a key tool for regeneration, SocInvest 12 delegates heard.
Communities minister Bob Neill has insisted that his department remains committed to backing local approaches to regeneration.
Andrew Screen is upbeat about innovations in development finance, despite the loss of momentum on TIF and new-generation PFI.
An independent review has called for Welsh councils to retain a greater proportion of funds raised in their areas, and for the progress of tax increment financing (TIF) in England and Scotland to be monitored.
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Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine's report recommends a raft of actions to boost growth in England.
The investment plan outlines £128 million of funding for the first phase of Birmingham city centre's enterprise zone. More than £119 million of this will be funded through a tax increment finance mechanism.
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