Solving the UK's productivity puzzle

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?

An open letter to Andy Haldane

Andrew Carter

For the industrial strategy to succeed in increasing UK productivity, the new chair of the Industrial Strategy Council must follow three core principles.

Blog Post 19 Oct 2018
The wrong tail

Centre for Cities

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.

Briefing 24 May 2018

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Hidden unemployment?

Elena Magrini

While unemployment rates are at a record low, exploratory analysis with the OECD suggests they could be an underestimate.

Report 17 Oct 2019