As well as providing a deep dive into the latest economic data on the UK’s cities and largest towns, Cities Outlook 2023 shines a light on the UK's growing economic inactivity crisis.
As well as providing a deep dive into the latest economic data on the UK’s cities and largest towns, this year our flagship publication focuses on the scale and geography of economic inactivity across the country.
One year after the publication of the white paper, and three years after a general election, the Government has very little to show on levelling up. This is what should happen now.
What does the UK's growing inactivity crisis say about the state of the labour market and how should policy tackle this urban problem?
While many cities perform poorly against the national average, they still play an important role in their regions despite this underperformance.
Chief Executive Andrew Carter and members of Centre for Cities’ research team explore the findings and implications of Cities Outlook 2023.
The UK’s seemingly record-low unemployment figures mask a hidden army of more than three million working-aged people that are involuntarily economically inactive.
Hosted in partnership with Midlands Connect, this event will explore why delivering the Midlands Rail Hub is key to the region's future.
Join Centre for Cities and EC BID for the launch of a new report exploring London's productivity.
Explore Centre for Cities' debut research and analysis into the UK's cost of living crisis and how it is playing out across the UK.
This report sets out what the cost of living crisis is, what is driving it, and how the squeeze on disposable incomes is likely to be felt across the UK’s cities and largest towns.
The UK is in the grip of a cost of living crisis, and there is a clear North-South divide in how it is playing out across the country. Explore the latest data for your city or large town.
The recently announced package to tackle the energy crisis is welcome but like previous measures, it does not address the existing North-South divide in energy needs.
The geography of the cost of living crisis persists, with cities and large towns in the North most impacted by soaring costs.
Andrew Carter is joined by Valentine Quinio and Guilherme Rodrigues to unpack the findings of their latest report looking at the UK’s cost of living crisis.
There is a clear North-South divide in the current cost of living crisis. This is partially explained by lower income levels outside the South of England but there are also local factors driving this.
Centre for Cities advocates that levelling up should improve standards of living across the country and help every place to reach its productivity potential, with a focus on improving the performance of the UK’s biggest cities as a means to address regional inequalities.
Investment zones will need to help struggling places offer something different to businesses, rather than doubling down on what they already have, if they are to improve their fortunes.
To pass the Nissan test, policies will have to address the reasons for why knowledge-intensive activities do not locate in the parts of the country the policies are attempting to target.
Paul Swinney reflects on Liz Truss’s first speech as PM, outlining how levelling up can play into her pro-growth goals and how she can use the agenda to the UK's advantage.
Chief Executive Andrew Carter on what the next prime minister must prioritise to successfully level up the country.
Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney assesses the long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper
The publication of the white paper has been followed by 100 days of inaction. Now the Government is fast running out of road to do anything before the next election.
Yesterday’s white paper is good in its intentions, but falls down on its longer-term vision and funding to support this
In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.