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The Heseltine Institute blog provides a space for policymakers, practitioners and academics to share their aspirations, knowledge and policy ideas across a range of topics to influence and inform public policies for tomorrow's cities and city regions.

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What does the Autumn Budget mean for Liverpool City Region?

Posted on: 29 October 2021 | Category: Blog

What does the Autumn Budget mean for Liverpool City Region?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Autumn Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday, setting out the Government’s tax and spending plans. In this blog, Heseltine Institute Research Associates James Hickson and Tom Arnold explore the implications for Liverpool City Region and discuss what the Budget means for local government and the future of devolution in England.

Code Red: What does the IPCC Report mean for Liverpool City Region?

Posted on: 13 August 2021 | Category: Blog

Code Red: What does the IPCC Report mean for Liverpool City Region?

In this blog, Heseltine Institute Research Associates James Hickson and Sawyer Phinney, reflect on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report and the possible implications for Liverpool City Region’s climate future.

What next for the community business sector in Liverpool City Region?

Posted on: 14 July 2021 | Category: Blog

What next for the community business sector in Liverpool City Region?

Our latest research into the social and solidarity economy in the Liverpool City Region provides an update on the health of the community business sector.

Post-Covid challenges for Liverpool City Region’s metro mayor

Posted on: 5 May 2021 | Category: Blog

Post-Covid challenges for Liverpool City Region’s metro mayor

As Liverpool City Region elects a mayor for only the second time, Heseltine Institute research associate, Tom Arnold, considers the policy priorities that will confront the metro mayor during a period of post-Covid recovery.

Reflections on virtually launching Reconstructing Public Housing

Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Category: Blog

Reflections on virtually launching Reconstructing Public Housing

In this blog, Matt Thompson, Heseltine Institute Leverhulme Early Career Fellow reflects on the virtual launch of his new book 'Reconstructing Public Housing'.

Deal Making as a method of devolution policy

Posted on: 17 December 2020 | Category: Blog

Deal Making as a method of devolution policy

In this blog, managing director of GC Consulting, Mike Palin, outlines three problems with 'deal making' as the dominant method for deciding devolution settlements in England — identifying a series of steps that can be taken to renew devolution both as a process and a project.

Learning from what works: How Mayoral Combined Authorities are tackling long-term unemployment

Posted on: 4 December 2020 | Category: Blog

Learning from what works: How Mayoral Combined Authorities are tackling long-term unemployment

In this blog, Heseltine Institute Co-Director Sue Jarvis, considers how Mayoral Combined Authorities are tackling long-term unemployment.

Spending Review 2020: Whitehall Knows Best?

Posted on: 26 November 2020 | Category: Blog

Spending Review 2020: Whitehall Knows Best?

Heseltine Institute Research Associate Tom Arnold reflects on the Spending Review and its implications for the government's 'levelling up' agenda.

What England’s first city-regional Land Commission means for Liverpool

Posted on: 3 November 2020 | Category: Blog

What England’s first city-regional Land Commission means for Liverpool

In this blog, Matt Thompson, a Leverhulme research fellow at the Heseltine Institute and member of Liverpool City Region's Land Commission, places the work of the recently convened commission in historical context and outlines its remit and role.

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    What does the Autumn Budget mean for Liverpool City Region?

    Posted on: 29 October 2021 | Category: Blog

    What does the Autumn Budget mean for Liverpool City Region?

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Autumn Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday, setting out the Government’s tax and spending plans. In this blog, Heseltine Institute Research Associates James Hickson and Tom Arnold explore the implications for Liverpool City Region and discuss what the Budget means for local government and the future of devolution in England.

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