The ‘Medici effect’ of bringing people of different backgrounds together to encourage innovation is just another way of describing a city
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Five key questions to ask as we await the imminent publication of the Levelling Up White Paper
Foreign investment is currently skewed towards the Greater South East, but policy will need to tackle the fundamental barriers to investment elsewhere rather than using subsidies and tax breaks if this is to change.
If politicians want to level up the economies of different regions, they won’t do it without addressing the underperformance of their biggest cities.
The Chancellor put increased spending on public services at the heart of his levelling up vision, but was quiet on productivity
Scotland is largely missing from discussions on levelling up. But levelling up the economy will require policy to pull up Glasgow.
Levelling up should have three key metrics
Slough, Hull and Blackpool likely to be hardest hit by benefit cuts and cost of living increases.
Restrictions on international travel have been a boon for Blackpool and Bournemouth.
As part of levelling up, the Government should create a City Centre Productivity Fund. This is how it would work.