Can devolution deliver inclusive growth you can bank on it

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With Devolution, Greater Manchester has an opportunity to encourage investment and inclusive growth by setting its own policy agenda. Dr Marianne Sensier puts the case for the creation of a regional bank within the new mayor’s policy agenda. A regional bank will provide finance for business and allow people to save their money which in turn will help develop the local community.

  • Since the financial crisis of 2008 many regions of the UK have struggled and a large imbalance still exists between London and the South East and the rest of the country.
  • Bank business lending contracted after the crisis and a recent government report suggests this is still an ongoing concern.
  • Could lessons be learned from Germany that has a system of regional banks and actually increased lending to SMEs over the financial crisis?
  • A regional bank tasked with a local economic development motive (rather than profit maximisation) could help provide more inclusive growth opportunities to struggling communities.
Period15 Dec 2016

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  • TitleYou are here: Home / All posts / Can devolution deliver inclusive growth? You can bank on it! Can devolution deliver inclusive growth? You can bank on it!
    Media name/outletPolicy@Manchester
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/12/16
    DescriptionWith Devolution, Greater Manchester has an opportunity to encourage investment and inclusive growth by setting its own policy agenda. Dr Marianne Sensier puts the case for the creation of a regional bank within the new mayor’s policy agenda. A regional bank will provide finance for business and allow people to save their money which in turn will help develop the local community.

    - Since the financial crisis of 2008 many regions of the UK have struggled and a large imbalance still exists between London and the South East and the rest of the country.
    - Bank business lending contracted after the crisis and a recent government report suggests this is still an ongoing concern.
    - Could lessons be learned from Germany that has a system of regional banks and actually increased lending to SMEs over the financial crisis?
    - A regional bank tasked with a local economic development motive (rather than profit maximisation) could help provide more inclusive growth opportunities to struggling communities.
    URLblog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/12/can-devolution-deliver-inclusive-growth-you-can-bank-on-it/
    PersonsMarianne Sensier

Keywords

  • Devolution
  • Growth and Inclusion
  • Urban