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Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney explores whether a focus on boosting prosperity in the city centres of major cities would benefit struggling parts of the city.
A focus on innovation in big cities is welcome, but a requirement to arbitrarily pick sectors is not.
Two new reports in conjunction with Resolution Foundation and Centre for Economic Performance at LSE set out what choices and trade-offs policy should make to get the cities to make the contribution they need to be making to the national economy.
The underperformance of major UK cities is holding back innovative firms gathered in hotspots.
Challenging the misleading political narrative that pits towns against cities, Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney sets out the role of cities in generating prosperity for surrounding places.
The underperformance of many of the UK’s largest cities hurts not only residents in them but the towns and villages around them too.
Relocating high-skilled public sector jobs to a struggling area is an obvious lever to pull, but the real issue is their lack of high-skilled jobs in the private sector.
Air pollution kills. It’s a shame few politicians have dared point this out in recent weeks.