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Cities team up to demand greater spending freedoms

London has joined up with the rest of Englandís largest cities to demand devolution of a number of taxes from central government in order to spark growth.

Preston City Deal to involve land deal with government

Lancashire has agreed a City Deal for Preston and the surrounding area, backed by receipts from the sale of property assets and investment from the county's pension fund.

Analysis: A recipe for recovery and growth?

Alan Aisbett from law firm Pinsent Masons delves into the implications of the comprehensive spending review for regeneration and growth funding.

Commission calls for TIF powers for London

A heavyweight commission appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson has called on the government to loosen regulations around tax increment financing to boost regeneration in London.

Councils 'will struggle' without further funding devolution

Incomplete devolution of funding powers is putting councils' provision of public services in danger, according to a new report.

Research moots national urban development fund

A national fund for urban development would quicken the pace of regeneration, according to research by think tank Centre for Cities.

Government to implement Heseltine recommendations

The government has accepted nearly all the recommendations made by Lord Heseltine's recent report into encouraging regional economic growth.

Heseltine reveals single pot boost

Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine says his proposal for a single pot to encourage growth will succeed because it has the backing of chancellor George Osborne.

Doubts emerge over scale of LEP funding devolution

As little as £5 billion could be paid out under plans to devolve central government funding to local enterprise partnerships, according to a report.

2012: The most-read stories on SocInvest

SocInvest's top ten most popular stories during the past year.

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City Deals Intelligence

Preston and Lancashire City Deal

The first of the second wave of City Deals, aimed at funding economic growth helped by investment by a pension fund and receipts from land held by the Homes and Communities Agency.

No Stone Left Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine's report recommends a raft of actions to boost growth in England.

Unlocking Growth Report

The report calls for the removal of a series of blockages prohibiting councils and the private sector from "investing in the development which would speed up economic recovery."

Banking on Growth: Trends in local government funding and finance

The report argues that the localisation of funding must be part of the government's localism agenda.

Sheffield City Region City Deal

Sheffield's agreement with central government over devolved powers. Includes proposals for tax increment financing.

Nottingham City Region City Deal

Nottingham's agreement with central government over devolved powers. Includes proposals for tax increment financing.

Newcastle City Region City Deal

Newcastle's agreement with central government over devolved powers. Includes proposals for tax increment financing.

Greater Manchester City Deal

Liverpool's agreement with central government over devolved powers. Includes proposals for "earnback" model to finance infrastructure.

Liverpool City Region City Deal

Liverpool's agreement with central government over devolved powers

Leeds Region City Deal

Leeds' agreement with central government over devolved powers

Bristol City Deal

Bristol's agreement with central government over devolved powers

Greater Birmingham City Deal

Birmingham and Solihull's agreement with central government over devolved powers

Mayoral Manoeuvres: How big is the job facing elected city mayors?

This brief note looks at the size and the nature of the job that council leaders do now, and that new mayors will take on, as well as reviewing the resources at their disposal. It then considers what powers mayors may need to deliver on a key aspect of their brief: supporting the growth of the local economy.

Cities Outlook data app

Key economic data on the UK's biggest cities published by think tank Centre for Cities.

Post Budget Briefing 2012

Implications for local financing mechanisms following the 2012 Budget

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