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All power to the cities! The metropolitan revolution, part 94

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Manchester Piccadilly Station, part of the "Northern Hub"

1280px-Manchester_Piccadilly_station_MMB_04Another day, another report on the importance of cities outside London to Britain’s future prosperity. This time it comes from the City Growth Commission, a body formed last year to investigate “how other cities can complement London’s economic success; what political powers and governance arrangements are needed to deliver this; and how public service reform can enable other cities to become fiscally sustainable.”

The Commission’s latest  report, entitled “Connected Cities: The Link to Growth,” focuses not on the political issue of enhanced powers for local government (the question de nos jours that I discussed…

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