Roundtable meeting: Shaping the Combined Authority’s economic agenda

Posted Posted in Council, Democracy, Devolution

We are organising a West Midlands Civil Society Forum roundtable meeting to discuss and influence how the Combined Authority’s economic agenda can best meet the needs of all communities and neighbourhoods. This will be on Thursday 9th June at 4pm in Birmingham. Venue to be confirmed. It is open to all interested civil society organisations in the area – although […]

Political and economic devolution

Posted Posted in City council, Democracy, Devolution, Economy, Finance, Government, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Planning, Politics, Regional economies

The vision of Birmingham’s council leader The prospect of a powerful city region level of government administering economic development, transport, skills and housing across the West Midlands has been raised by city council leader Sir Albert Bore, who used his annual budget speech to set out his vision of a “new model for city government”. ‘Roadblocks’: Chris Game from the […]

City Growth Commission hopes to enable Birmingham to succeed in the global race for urban growth

Posted Posted in City council, Devolution, Economy, Employment, Finance, High Speed 2

At the end of October, a City Growth Commission – supported by Core Cities – was launched by the Royal Society (see video), aimed at recommending policies to boost economic growth and offer ideas for political parties to consider as part of their plans for the post-2015 government.   Manchester-born economist Jim O’Neill, its chair, is the retiring chairman of […]