City Links: London and the UK

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Centre for London and the Centre for Cities invite you to the launch of a new joint report which helps build a more detailed and nuanced understanding of how London compares, contrasts and connects to other UK cities.

London’s relationship with other UK cities has been a focus of much debate in recent years. Critics claim that London has become too dominant, taking a disproportionate share of public investment and stifling the economic vitality of other cities. Supporters argue that it is the only UK city large enough to compete on the world stage and should be given the additional powers and finance required to sustain its growth.

This new report explains the economic and demographic links between London and our cities and provides original attitudinal research that sheds new light on how our cities view London in economic, cultural, social and political terms.

This research has been generously supported by Lloyds Bank Plc.

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Panel discussion

  • Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities
  • Keith Wakefield, Leader, Leeds City Council
  • Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor, Greater London Authority
  • Andrew Carter, Director of Research, Centre for Cities
  • Caroline Dinenage (Chair), MP for Gosport


This research has been generously supported by

Portcullis House, London, United Kingdom


Portcullis House, London, United Kingdom