Will City Deals succeed?

December 15, 2011

Last week Ministers unveiled substantial new powers for English cities. How will these work out at street level?

I’ve posted some thoughts on the prospects for City Deals on the SERC blog.

I think City Deals could profoundly change the way central and local government work together. For urban policy geeks like me that’s pretty exciting. However, I’ve kept the analysis as calm as possible. Both Whitehall and cities face some major obstacles to making City Deals work, and we won’t see the results for a while yet.

Now read on

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