Urban Growth in the UK: a Mancunian Call to Action

In this paper we argue that successive governments have failed stimulate and support growth in the UK’s major urban areas. The UK’s highly centralised political and economic structures have left cities without the policy levers and revenue raising abilities that most other globally leading cities have been able to deploy to drive growth.

This, we argue, has not only impacted on the growth of cities outside London but has had negative effects on the economic performance (and future potential) of the UK as a whole.

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