Give cities control over a third of corporation tax to fix UK’s stalling productivity July 6, 2016

Cities across the UK must be given control over a third of corporation tax to help them fix the country’s underperformance on productivity, a new report by think tank NLGN argues today. It is well-established that Britain suffers from poor productivity growth compared to its international rivals, and this problem may worsen post-Brexit as high growth companies consider relocating their operations.

Give cities control over a third of corporation tax to fix UK’s stalling productivity
Find a way to keep faith with arts and culture April 13, 2016

In partnership with: “Find a way to keep faith with arts and culture” Arts Council Chair urges local authorities as arts and culture funding falls Sir Peter Bazalgette urged local authorities to work with the Arts Council to back local arts and culture in a speech today at the New Local Government Network Hub in […]

Funding Arts and Culture in a Time of Austerity
NLGN Director comments on Scottish Labour proposals for local taxation March 22, 2016

Commenting on Scottish Labour’s proposals to abolish Council Tax in favour of a new local property tax and devolve powers over tax to local government in some circumstances, Director of New Local Government Network Simon Parker said: “Local taxation is broken across the United Kingdom. The system is regressive, fails to reflect changes in property […]

NLGN Director comments on Scottish Labour proposals for local taxation
Simon Parker Response to The Budget March 16, 2016

“The government promised stable, long-term funding for councils, but today’s announcements will only add to the sector’s confusion. George Osborne promised further cuts for 2019 and knocked a huge hole in business rate income without spelling out how councils will be compensated. On the positive side, the government promised new devolution deals for East Anglia, […]

Simon Parker Response to The Budget