Published: 20th Jul 2017

The Core Cities group has put inclusive growth at the heart of its new green paper for a stronger and fairer Britain. The group, which represents the 10 largest cities in England, outside of London, has called on the government to let cities and their people ‘get on with the job’ of raising productivity and making sure economic growth benefits everyone in a new paper, entitled Invest Reform Trust. In particular, it calls on ministers to put inclusive growth at the heart of a ‘place-based’ industrial strategy, which in turn should be connected to local industrial strategies. It recommends the government bring forward its plans for a Shared Prosperity Fund, which is due to start when the UK leaves the EU, so new ideas around skills, health and job creation can be trialled now. ‘Employment support needs to be joined up properly with skills provision and other services’ It also … (To read the full article, subscribe below)