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In the latest city-by-city health check, we reflect on the government's intention to create a high wage, low welfare economy and look at which cities are likely to achieve this.
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Join us in Bristol to discuss priorities for the new Mayor of the West of England.
Listen to our public panel event on what the new Greater Manchester Mayor should be prioritising.
In April 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro mayor. To prepare for these elections, Centre for Cities will be convening events and publishing research on what the top priorities for the new mayors should be.
Andrew talks to John Dickie from London First, Kathleen Kelly from the National Housing Federation and Marc Vlessing from Pocket about how to get more homes built in cities.
In May 2017 a number of metro mayors will be elected in cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?
New metro mayors will have less executive power than the Mayor of London. Getting things done will mean taking action outside their formal remit.
The next Labour leader must realise that manufacturing is not the answer to the North’s economic woes
Paul Swinney writes in LabourList about the Labour leadership contest and the party's ideas on rebalancing the economy
Ben Harrison writes in Times Red Box about the new Labour Mayoral candidates.
Five ways the Government's commitment to a new industrial strategy can make the most of devolution.