We are an independent non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding and improving UK city economies. We provide economic data on UK cities, from population and jobs to housing and transport, in order to produce rigorous research and run events that support better city policies and more successful urban economies.
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.
Explore the cities data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 using our interactive tool.
We're delighted to host the author of 'If Mayors Ruled the World' for a talk at the Shard in London.
The apprenticeships system can be difficult to navigate. This report draws out lessons for making the policy a success.
In a series of blogs for our site, we've asked the experts to set out the big challenges for the city mayors being elected in London, Bristol and Liverpool on 5th May. Includes contributions from Tony Travers, Bridget Rosewell, Richard Florida, and Ben Rogers.
Andrew talks to Tom Clarkson, Jonn Elledge and David Kirkby about what to expect in the Local Elections on 5th May.
Listen back to the talk by Tristram Hunt MP on the need for the Labour Party to support radical devolution to cities.
Some of the election promises made by Khan and Goldsmith may make building homes more difficult.
Alexandra Jones argues in LabourList that local leaders should seize the opportunities offered by devolution deals.
What role do Cambridge, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Swindon and Norwich play in the UK economy?
Whoever becomes the next mayor must recognise the need to work with London’s neighbours to tackle the region’s housing shortages.