Date24 Aug 2016
Core Cities UK enjoys a strong reputation across government and beyond as an expert group that consistently produces high level research and policy ideas. Thanks to the mutual respect we enjoy with groups and individuals, we often work in collaboration to ensure our work is consistently based on the foremost thinking and evidence in the field. In recent years this has meant we have had the opportunity to develop work with partners such as Centre for Cities, PwC, The RSA, Resolution Foundation, Oxford Economics and Shared Intelligence as well as high profile policy makers and commentators including Stephanie Flanders, Greg Clark and Will Hutton. In addition to our research, we also regularly hold events in Parliament and at the annual party conferences to publicise our research and engage with MPs, Ministers, senior policy makers and practitioners. Our most recent events party conference events have seen us work closely with Key Cities, Respublica and London Councils.
We regularly meet with representatives from Government and Whitehall to explain the position of the cities and to help ensure national policy solutions work at the local level in our cities. Core Cities UK aims to work as partners with the government of the day to ensure the successful delivery of improved outcomes for our cities and the economy. We do this by meeting with ministers and civil servants as well as responding to consultations.
By working in partnership with Government we have successfully influenced legislation including the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act. We have also worked closely with ministers on subjects including apprenticeships, business rates and Science and Innovation Audits. We have also engaged with civil servants within DECC, DEFRA and Treasury to highlight the strategic role Core Cities can play in the development of future infrastructure.
One of Core Cities UK's important roles is to generate fresh, new and bold thinking, drawing on experience and evidence from our cities and elsewhere and working together to improve performance and delivery.
Taking our direction from the priorities and decisions of the Leaders and Mayors of our cities,our research and policy ideas are centred on achieving good growth for all in our Core Cities, making sure they fulfil their potential and deliver for UK plc.
We believe in evidence based research and all of our work and proposals is backed up with strong and detailed data. We work collaboratively across our cities through a network of policy advisors and we regularly publish our work.