A commentary on the City Deals in the UK

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393, Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079, Hillier, David and Comfort, Daphne (2017) A commentary on the City Deals in the UK. Journal of Public Affairs, 17 (3). e1661. doi:10.1002/pa.1661

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Within the UK, City Deals, essentially bespoke packages of funding and decision making negotiated between national government and local authorities, are increasingly taking centre stage in promoting economic growth. Each City Deals is seen to reflect the needs of individual cities and their surrounding regions and each has its own distinctive funding and development agenda. While the City Deal model has been broadly welcomed by national and local political leaders concerns have been more widely expressed about its operation and effectiveness. This paper outlines the development and characteristics of the City Deals programme and offers a reflective commentary on a number of issues surrounding the programme, namely accountability and evaluation, the relationship between the local and national state, the role of planning and sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 17:44
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 11:16
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4763

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