New Start, NEF and CLES have spent the last year visiting ten UK cities to map and activate alternative approaches to local economic development. This week we launch our findings and challenge cities to commit to a ‘good’ local economics
Alternative finance – crowdfunding, community shares and peer-to-peer lending – is increasingly playing a role in local economic development. New research by Mark Davis and Tim Braunholtz-Speight from the Bauman Institute in Leeds assesses the potential of decentralised finance.
As the new government sets out its stall, five commentators give their views on a key policy – devolution
Central Scotland is developing a ‘green’ consciousness for sustainable social and economic development. New Start spoke with head of development at the Central Scotland Green Network, and co-author of ‘Growing Awareness’, Sue Evans