Policy paper

Unlocking growth in cities

Document setting out ideas for how the government is seeking to boost economic growth in our cities.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Unlocking growth in cities

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Cities are engines of growth and they will be critical to our economic recovery. The coalition government is taking action to equip Britain for long-term success by restoring health to the public finances and confidence in the economy through a balanced approach led by private sector growth.

To signal to cities that this government is open to bold ideas and a genuine transfer of power, we have set out an initial menu of things that we would be willing to discuss and negotiate as part of the deal-making process.

Published 8 December 2011