The future of urban regeneration

I'm blogging from Tory Party Conference today, where I've just taken part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Centre for Cities looking at the future of urban regeneration. CLG Minister Bob Neill MP was the primary keynote speaker, and localism and budget cuts dominated the discussion. It is clear that through the introduction of Local … [Read more...]

Nick Clegg announces Tax Increment Financing

Nick Clegg today used his keynote Conference speech to declare that the Government would be introducing new powers for local authorities that would allow them to borrow against projected future income streams. In other words, Tax Increment Financing as used in the US, and Accelerated Development Zones in a UK context. This is a potentially … [Read more...]

Future of London at party conferences

It's that time of year again - Party Conference Season is upon us and rarely has it been more eagerly anticipated.This will be the first time a Conservative leader has addressed their Conference as Prime Minister since John Major in the mid-nineties, the first time Nick Clegg has addressed his Conference since engaging into a Coalition Government … [Read more...]