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Ministers reflect on devolution

Twenty years after devolution, Ministers in Scotland and Wales say they are ignored by the Government in

Wrong direction

In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law,

Taking control

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the question of whether additional taxes should be

Manchester: soft power entrepeneur

The latest report from the BFPG “Manchester: Soft Power Entrepreneur” by David Adams, explains how Manchester has

The state of economic justice in Birmingham and the Black Country

This is a report about Birmingham and the Black Country – the local authority areas of Dudley,

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By Akash Paun; Tess Kidney Bishop; Lucy Valsamidis; Alasdair de Costa

Twenty years after devolution, Ministers in Scotland and Wales say they are ignored by the Government in Westminster, and this…

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By Adam Corlett

In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law, creating targets for…

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By Neil Amin Smith; Tom Harris; David Phillips

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the question of whether additional taxes should be devolved to English…

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By David Adam

The latest report from the BFPG “Manchester: Soft Power Entrepreneur” by David Adams, explains how Manchester has developed an enviable…

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By Carla Ayrton; Josh Holden; Peter Kenway; Adam Tinson

This is a report about Birmingham and the Black Country – the local authority areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and…

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By Stuart Adam; Robert Joyce; Thomas Pope

In April 2013, council tax benefit (CTB), which provided help for low-income households with their council tax, was abolished. In…

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By Jonathan Dupont

What can places across the Midlands do to improve local rates of productivity and prosperity? Most countries have an unequal…

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By Jacob Lundberg

As a general rule, local governments are exempt from VAT in the EU. Thus, VAT is not payable on the…

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By Rory Geoghegan

Police and Crime Commissioners, in consultation with their Chief Constables, are responsible for how funding is allocated to policing and…

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