‘Wigan’s journey shows that it is possible to achieve substantial savings while protecting or improving outcomes, but only if services are genuinely transformed.’
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A band of artists, creatives, engagers and entrepreneurs are building a new Liverpool. But can it work with the mainstream economic structures or should it opt out?
Leeds is getting back on its feet after being hit by floods during the Christmas period, but what can the crisis teach the city about its levels of community and economic resilience?
Bristol is famous for doing things differently and its local currency, strong sense of ethics and powerful community action set it apart from the UK’s other core cities. But is its image as an ‘alternative’ economy exacerbating the city’s inequality?
The story of Manchester’s economic success jars with the city’s poverty levels. Can the city’s devolution deal – Devo Manc – plug the gap?
Glaswegians are unconventional and often disrespectful of power. But can they bring together the disparate pieces of the city’s emerging alternative economy and challenge the status quo?
Belfast’s economy is too dependent on a large public sector. Can a loosening of government control stimulate greater partnership working across the city?
Sheffield is a city of makers, of ‘little mesters’ in workshops and studio complexes dotted around the city’s villages. But can Little Sheffield fit with the ‘big’ economic picture the city region is developing?
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
Test Town helps young people to try out their business ideas for real, in empty shops in towns and cities across the UK.