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It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...
Technological change is revolutionising the way we work, but the ‘rise of the robots’ is strengthening – not undermining – the role cities play as drivers of economic growth
While Brexit dominates the policy agenda, work is continuing across the country to develop the Government’s flagship domestic policy. Places need to focus on establishing a robust evidence base to ensure they have the best chance of success.
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving
Expensive cities aren’t building enough housing to address their shortages – how the Government resolves this will be decisive for the future of our cities.
Ensuring workers have robot-ready skills requires investment, yet public spend on further education has been slashed
Five facts on earnings progression, why people move and their implications for cities
Why the Government’s new commission on housing design will struggle to deliver more homes
Parts of Hammond’s plan could help cities reshape their high streets, but underlying economic weaknesses must be addressed for long-lasting change
Writing for the Yorkshire Post, Andrew Carter argues that Channel 4's final decision to move it’s HQ to Leeds is a testament to the many advantages the city offers, and, by succeeding, Leeds reaffirms itself as an economic force for the UK.