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General election 2024

The economy, housing and planning were key themes in the general election campaign. But these issues played out very differently across the country. Centre for Cities’ election section shows how looking at geography changes and deepens understanding of these issues

Page 30 May 2024

Productivity is a measure of how much an economy gets out for the inputs that are put into it, and improvements in it are what determines increases in standards of living. This is why the UK’s poor productivity performance, both in terms of levels and growth, is so concerning – this underperformance hits people in the pocket.

Page 22 Oct 2018

Cities Outlook 2024

As well as providing a deep dive into the latest economic data on the UK’s cities and largest towns, Cities Outlook 2024 looks back at how cities have fared since 2010.

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