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.
Gabriele Piazza explains the rationale and methodology of our report looking at the economic impact of the BBC’s relocation to Salford
The priority for the Government should be tackling the skills-gaps and transport issues hampering economic growth in Northern cities
Explore the cities data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 using our interactive tool.
The BBC's move to Salford brought jobs to MediaCityUK, but its impact was limited across Greater Manchester
This briefing offers a detailed look at the migration patterns of graduates and students to and from Derby
Andrew talks cities and migration with Sunder Katwala from British Future and IPPR's Phoebe Griffith.