Financial tools supporting the local economy: the world’s first crowd-funded fee free payment app

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economics, Economy, Finance, Localisation, Microfinance, Planning, Procurement, Regional economies, Trade

“There seems be a real appetite among consumers to buy from independent retailers and support community shopping” Those who have been expressing interest in Localise West Midlands’s involvement with a future Birmingham Pound will also read the Birmingham Press account of Birmingham’s Droplet – a mobile app born in Birmingham promising a ‘customer loyalty revolution’. The Press reports: “Droplet, the […]

Democratise Birmingham?

Posted Posted in City council, Council, Democracy, Devolution, Government, Local government, Localisation, Planning, Politics, Regional economies, Transition

LWM Co-ordinator Karen Leach advocates that both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigners take the initiative, capitalise on the passion of people on both sides and begin dialogue on progressive politics for our area on our terms . . . No stranger to this dialogue, LWM’s George Morran wrote earlier this year: “The reality of devolution has to be grasped for the […]