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Neil McInroy

Neil McInroy is chief executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies . He has recently returned from a series of visits around the world to see how economies can be boosted by action from local authorities.

All posts from: November 2009

The local state we are in

Posted by Neil McInroyTue, 17 Nov 2009

The local state we are in - requires local economic thinking to start paying attention to inequality, poverty, low income and worklessness and families and communities who are suffering. Cameron’s speech gets part of this in his praise for and call for ‘helping communities, families and individuals’ in a ‘big society’. However real change on poverty requires coordinated place based action. Mr Cameron - we need a brave and ‘big’ local state to do this.