If all British cities were as productive as those in the Greater South East, the UK economy would be more than £200bn bigger each year. How can the Government's Industrial Strategy help places raise their games?
For the industrial strategy to succeed in increasing UK productivity, the new chair of the Industrial Strategy Council must follow three core principles.
Paul Swinney addresses some of the responses to our analysis of the productivity ‘long tail’
The 'long tail' of low productivity firms will not be answer to the productivity puzzle, instead the focus should be on the firms that export goods and services locally and beyond.
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
Distinctiveness should be the by-product of a successful strategy — not the overarching goal
Cities need to address the skills gaps which prevent many people making the most of existing connections
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The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Birmingham in just over a year. Anthony Breach explores how the city can ensure a legacy is left that allows its city centre economy to flourish.
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach and Chief Executive Andrew Carter discuss how cities can make the most from the legacies of sporting events in a way that delivers long-term economic improvement.
The idea that recent growth of cities has come at the expense of towns has become a mantra. The problem is, it isn’t true.
London’s economy has faltered over the past decade; this has big implications for the national economy.
Join us to to hear about the OECD research on devolution and productivity and what this means for the UK
Online briefing and Q&A
This report outlines how Mayors provide the Government with the opportunity to develop a new effective set of regional economic development policies to level up across the country and contribute to increasing the UK’s rate of economic growth.
While the UK has fantastic digital infrastructure, a divide remains between people who can afford high speed connections and those who can't.
Discussions on R&D spending need to move beyond geographic imbalances in public funding if they are to help policy makers encourage innovation in other parts of the country.
Skills are a key determinant of the success of people and places. Levelling up must address the root causes that are holding cities and large towns back.