Centre for Regional Economic & Fiscal Development and Investment
With the vote of the UK to leave the EU (Brexit) it has never been more important for city-regions to proactively engage in the global economy. Universities are key players in the region and with the thrust of UK Government policy to devolve functions from Westminster, opportunities have opened up for regions to think more innovatively about solutions to spending, resourcing and taxation decisions, as current discussion around a Midlands Fiscal Commission illustrate.
With this in mind, Birmingham City University has established the Centre for Regional Economic & fiscal Development and Investment (“CREDIT”) in order to provide academic insights into the regional devolution agenda, and the need to establish a robust evidence base in understanding regional economic trends and emerging issues around re-skilling in the contemporary economy, and hence providing academic underpinning to arguments for fiscal devolution.
CREDIT will work with local, regional and national stakeholders in exploring these issues.