UK cities are home to the majority of the jobs in the UK economy. Yet the number and types of jobs vary between cities, partly reflecting big differences in people’s skills, experience and qualifications across different cities. Evidence going back over 100 years shows that, to attract business investment and support new jobs, UK cities must focus on improving the skills of their residents. Our analysis looks at how cities and national government can support higher productivity and stronger jobs growth in cities around the country.
Local leaders have a critical role to play in ensuring the new levy leads to more high-quality apprenticeships in cities where they are most needed
Public-funded sectors such as education and health are actually a bigger draw for STEM graduates than financial services
Explore the cities data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 using our interactive tool.
Where graduates move and why
The briefing offers a detailed look at the migration patterns of Leeds' students and graduates
Andrew talks cities and migration with Sunder Katwala from British Future and IPPR's Phoebe Griffith.