The Government has just announced the new budget for preparing the 2012 Olympic Games. It's over £9bn, more than double the initial estimates. Why has the budget gone up, who should pay, and what we will get for our money? This briefing provides a brief overview of Olympic costs, the likely legacy and future risks.
Centre for Cities has re-launched as an independent think tank. You can visit them online at http://www.centreforcities.org.
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.