Focusing on the ‘everyday economy’ will not deliver the productivity boost that the Industrial Strategy hopes to achieve
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Burnley’s economic performance highlights the dangers of over-reliance on traditional manufacturing
While arguments rage about how the Stronger Towns Fund came about and the size of it, the more fundamental question is what should it be spent on?
The Fair Funding Review proposes that local government grants are given on the basis of population size, rather than need. Is this the fairest way, or is there more to how local authorities should be funded?
Honda’s news shows the need for places to prepare for the eventual loss of their largest employers. But many cities do the exact opposite
The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
A lack of fiscal tools is encouraging many councils to invest commercially, but this raises questions about its long-term sustainability
Young people flock to cities for university – but an even larger number of high-skilled people go the other way
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