• Construction of office buildings
    The Missing Multipliers: Devolution to Britain's Key Cities

    The Key Cities Group is seeking a commitment that the new Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill will enable the fullest possible devolution of funding and powers to all cities, towns and counties, including over tax raising powers.

  • RSA Inclusive Growth Commission

    A new independent RSA Inclusive Growth Commission, will investigate how local economies can drive growth, productivity and prosperity through greater economic inclusivity.

  • Wolverhampton
    The Time is Right to Give Control to Local People

    Click here to find out what you can do to fast forward change in your area.

  • Norwich
    Providing our cities with more opportunities

    It is our strong belief that Key Cities presents us with a significant opportunity.

Welcome to Key Cities

We are Key Cities. We came together as a group in Summer 2013, initially founded by the councils of Coventry, Derby, Preston, Sunderland and Wakefield.

Individually, we are termed mid-sized due to our populations. We are also mid-sized due to our economies; as put by Centre for Cities, we are ‘productive but constrained by our economic stature’. We share similar strengths and similar challenges, addressed through the four priorities of our Manifesto for Growth.

The UK works best when it works together. And so, together as Key Cities Group, we will share our knowledge and develop solutions to our problems. We will become a unified voice and an alliance of shared interests.

And finally, we will make the most of this opportunity we have to promote our economic interests, and ten per cent of the population’s economic interests, to central government.

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