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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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Event catch-up: the first 100 days – what should be at the top of the West Midlands Mayor’s in-tray?
Listen to our public panel event on what the new West Midlands Mayor should be prioritising.
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 Henry Overman from the LSE and Alexander Lembcke from the OECD about the theory of 'agglomeration'.
Event catch-up: The first 100 days – what should be at the top of the Sheffield City Region Mayor’s in-tray?
Listen to our public panel event on what the new Sheffield City Region Mayor should be prioritising.
Fiscal devolution should create incentives to boost growth. London's different layers of government may dilute them.
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?
Listen to our public panel event on what the new Liverpool City Region mayor should be prioritising.
Use our tax data tool to find out more about how economic activity in cities translates into tax revenues.