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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Writing for Chamber UK, Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney sets out clear eyed thinking about what Government can and cannot achieve when levelling up.
With a decision over the fate of Investment Zones pending, we discussed whether the zones could fulfil their aim of promoting economic growth and what could replace them.
Our Realising Regional Growth series exploring the role of innovation in supporting cities to reach their full economic potential returns, this time focussing on Cambridge City Region.
A plan focused on deregulation alone is very unlikely to deliver the growth the UK desperately needs.
Cities and large towns are key the UK's economic growth - what can policymakers at the national, regional and local levels focus on to ensure growth in cities can flourish and help to maximise the UK's economic potential?
At this event we discussed what policymakers at the national, regional and local levels should focus on to ensure growth in cities can flourish and maximise the UK's economic potential.
Hosted in partnership with Policy@Manchester, this event explored the impact of health inequalities and wellbeing on employment.
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.
Hear from the people at the forefront of innovation in each of the Innovation Accelerator locations on what they hope to achieve.
Centre for Cities’ hosted the first in a new series of regional events exploring what the Levelling Up programme means in reality for local economic growth around the country.