Published: 7th Mar 2019

Local authorities have been urged to focus on growing their own inclusive economies in the post-Brexit landscape. A new report by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) warns councils of the dangers of creating jobs at any cost, and instead calls on them to pursue an inclusive growth agenda, which will enable the ‘widest range of people and places to both contribute to and benefit from economic success’. ‘From low pay and productivity to local and regional inequalities, Britain’s economic problems seem to drag on and on with precious little light at the end of the tunnel,’ the report states. ‘But this is not true in every country, nor is it true in every place. The case studies in this report demonstrate that empowered local leadership can take steps to improve livelihoods and give citizens a greater sense of efficacy and voice; and internationally we can be inspired that inequalities … (To read the full article, subscribe below)