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"This annual report looks back on a year of significant achievement for Core Cities. We have achieved much to be proud of...Our cities can help deliver a better future for everyone."

Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and chair of Core Cities UK

The Core Cities UK Annual Report 2016 outlines our achievements and sets a course for the group's future development. 

Our achievements include:

  • Successfully influencing and contibuting ot the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act
  • Supporting the RSA's Inclusive Growth Commission
  • Positioning our cabinet as 'thought leaders' on devolution, achieving national and international media coverage
  • Publishing Unlocking the Power of Place, our submission to the 2015 spending review
  • Participating and co-launching an in-depth research paper on the benefits of culture to our cities