GLASGOW CONNECTIVITY COMMISSION - CREATING AN INCLUSIVE, THRIVING, LIVEABLE CITY
The Glasgow Connectivity Commission was established by the Leader of Glasgow City Council, Cllr Susan Aitken in 2017.
The Commission was chaired by Professor David Begg and was challenged to generate bold, fresh ideas to transform Scotland's biggest city.
The report produced by the Commission is divided into two phases:
Stuart Patrick was a member of the Connectivity Commission.
BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE – BUSINESS BREXIT PRIORITIES
The British Chambers of Commerce has published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The report analyses feedback from over 400 businesses at 16 Chamber-hosted focus groups, along with nearly 20,000 responses to Chamber surveys. It puts forward priorities for action across seven key areas where business communities want practical solutions and certainty.
BREXIT AND THE GLASGOW ECONOMY – IMPACTS, ACTIONS & ASKS
The report outlines the anticipated challenges for Glasgow when the UK leaves the EU. But it argues these can be overcome if the Scottish and UK governments take specific policy decisions to support the city region. The report calls for the Scottish and UK governments to implement a series of bold policies to empower and grow the Glasgow economy to allow Brexit's economic challenges to be met.
GLASGOW CITY REGION SKILLS INVESTMENT PLAN
The plan sets out the vision, ambitions and aspirations for the City Region for the next 20 years in terms of skills and employment. It also provides a detailed 3-year Acton Plan, drawing on evidence and partner views. The plan forecasts a net increase of 35,700 jobs by 2024
GLASGOW CITY CENTRE STRATEGY 2014 – 2019
The city centre is a key asset to the city region as a location to visit, live, work and learn. The City Centre Strategy aims to improve the attractiveness of the city centre including employment and population growth. The strategy also outlines the regeneration framework approach for the city centre public realm programme funded through the City Deal.
GLASGOW ECONOMIC STRATEGY 2016 – 2023
The new economic strategy aims to make Glasgow the most productive major city economy in the UK with aspirations to generate 50,000 new jobs, create 1,000 more businesses and deliver a 25% increase in GVA.
GLASGOW CITY REGION ECONOMIC STRATEGY 2017 – 2035
The eight Glasgow city region councils involved in the Glasgow City Region City Deal have collaborated to launch a regional economic strategy to 2035.
The strategy targets 100,000 extra jobs; 6,500 new businesses, and big improvements in qualifications, training and skills. Councils also aim to bring thousands of hectares of vacant and derelict land into use and support the building of 110,000 new homes across the region.