Fiscal devolution and Scotland’s cities: 'double devolution' and optimising urban investment

Graeme Roy (Editor), Greg Clark, Jonathan Couturier, Emily Moir, Tim Moonen

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    Abstract

    Scotland’s cities are the powerhouses of the Scottish economy. To be successful and provide the employment, housing and social needs of their citizens, they require sustainable and sufficient resources to enable them to invest in the infrastructure – transport, environment, employment and skills – that supports success and adaptation. This article outlines examples, drawn from OECD countries’ experiences, that provide a wider canvass to think about future reforms for Scotland’s cities, than do the City Deals architecture of applied to English cities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-50
    Number of pages15
    JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
    Volume40
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2016

    Keywords

    • Scottish economic activity
    • Scotland
    • fiscal devolution
    • OECD city reforms

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