In May 2017 six new metro mayors were elected in combined authorities across England, but what are they and what do they do?
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Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
To create sustainable, long-term economic outcomes for people with few or no qualifications, cities need to focus on attracting high-skilled businesses
Overcoming local political disagreements will be crucial in making a success of the mayoral office
We hosted a hustings event ahead of the Sheffield City Region Mayor election with the Sheffield City Region Chambers of Commerce
Ahead of the election of the first Sheffield City Region metro mayor, this briefing sets out what they should prioritise.
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.
The economic rationale of devolution has been lost. The Government needs to recover it to make the best possible success of this agenda.
The Great British Brain DrainNorthern cities cannot rely on public sector jobs alone to attract graduates
Bolstering the private sector in places with a high share of public sector graduate jobs will be crucial in starting to reverse the UK’s brain drain.
Getting ready for mayorsWill the new metro mayors be able to take the tough decisions their cities need?
New metro mayors will have less executive power than the Mayor of London. Getting things done will mean taking action outside their formal remit.