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Two big domestic issues that the next government will be pressed to address are the UK economy’s poor productivity performance and the north-south divide. Paul Swinney argues that these challenges are one of the same.
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.
The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
Making the case for urban devolution is Centre for Cities’ main aim and every year we champion the untapped potential of Britain’s largest urban areas among politicians and key national and...
Two and a half years on from his election, we look at what Andy Street has prioritised as West Midlands’ Mayor
Centre for Cities' Chief Executive Andrew Carter outlines what the Government needs to know before it can boost productivity.
What role does 'place' have when developing a local industrial strategy?
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
Although free ports are touted by Boris Johnson as a way to bring jobs to struggling areas, lessons from enterprise zones suggest otherwise
This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.