‘Activating’ the economically inactive should be top of the Government agenda, but it should be realistic about whether it can fill the gaps the new immigration system will create.
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This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
There could be over 3 million ‘missing workers’ in the UK – helping them into the labour market is important for their well-being and for productivity.
The challenges of left-behind places go well beyond the lack of economic opportunities — the solutions must too.
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.
Changes in the labour market and the gig economy are playing out differently across the country.
The large growth in self-employment in the taxi and private hire industry has made self-employment an increasingly urban issue. But this raises questions about training in an ever changing jobs market.