Young people flock to cities for university – but an even larger number of high-skilled people go the other way
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The success of the capital benefits nearby places. The challenge is to ensure that other big UK cities can do the same.
The Brexit vote highlighted the need to help both struggling towns AND cities, not create a divide between them
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
Paul Swinney addresses some of the responses to our analysis of the productivity ‘long tail’
Some sectors have seen job decreases as they’ve become more productive – but have also helped boost jobs in other sectors
£100,000 gets you a whole house in Burnley but barely a bedroom in Central London, but what does this really tell us about these places?
While politicians and commentators despair at the US’s proposed trade tariffs, they marvel at local level policies that attempt to do the exact same thing
Low interest rates have no doubt pushed up house prices, but the root of the housing crisis in our most successful cities is supply
Local economic data is often incomplete and problematic. Only by analysing how cities fare across the full range of indicators can we hope to gauge their performance.