Let cities lead

When it comes to getting homes built, it really matters where powers and budgets are held.

Ed Miliband is today announcing that he would give power to England’s cities only “slightly less cautiously than the Coalition”, as Brian Groom from the Financial Times put it. Previews of Miliband’s speech in Birmingham today are suggesting that a Labour government would double the Local Growth Fund to £4 billion annually and would allow cities to bid for this pot. Housing and infrastructure … Read more