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.
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How cities within the UK and abroad are taking steps to improve the skills of their residents, support higher productivity and boost jobs growth.