What Needs to be Done: The Manifesto for Local Economies
What Needs to be Done sets out how central and local government, alongside business and civil society can develop policy, practice and action to:
- Build Community Wealth
- Fund Decent Public Services for All
- Enable a Socially Just Devolution
- Invest in Skills and Decent Work
The manifesto highlights the challenges with contemporary policy facing these four key areas of local economics, before detailing what needs to be done to create solutions that benefit both people and place.
What Needs to be Done: The Manifesto for Local Economies is experience based. For 31 years, the think and do tank has worked collaboratively with localities to adopt different approaches to economic development, regeneration and local governance – approaches which have been successful, as evidenced by the recently acclaimed work in Preston referred to as the ‘Preston Model’. This manifesto offers insightful and practical policy solutions and pointers, which will enable a change, accelerate the transformational and create an economy for all.