Reviving a genuinely local entrepreneurial culture

Posted Posted in Banks, City council, Democracy, Devolution, Economics, Economy, Energy, Finance, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Microfinance, Planning, Procurement, Regional economies, Renewable energy, Transition, Waste

Innovative thinkers often have to wait ten to twenty years before their concepts become mainstream. Two years ago David Boyle (New Economics Foundation) listed ten linked propositions, many borrowed from the most successful cities in Europe and North and South America, which could effectively allow cities to take back control of their economic destiny. Agreeing with the City Growth Commission […]

One of the first tests for the Localism Bill?

Posted Posted in Local economies, Local government, Planning, Retail

Today three messages were received about the large casino premises licence for a casino on land at the National Exhibition Centre, granted by Solihull Council’s Licensing Committee to Genting UK, part of a Malaysian conglomerate, which Property Week says is using its massive cash reserves to expand into Europe and America.  . “An attempt to do a Merry Hill/Dudley to […]