Most British cities have a relatively diverse exports base. But some rely heavily on single sectors – with implications for future trade.
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A central recommendation of today’s House of Lords report is to introduce museums and cultural industries to struggling seaside communities. But this will do little to improve the day-to-day lives of existing residents.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #5: Public bodies should buy locally to support local economies
If cities don’t spend money on local firms, does money then ‘leak’ out to other areas? This Christmas, consumers are being encouraged perhaps more than ever to buy locally or even to use...
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
The population of most UK cities is getting older, which will put further pressure on stretched local authority budgets
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 9: Welfare
If the welfare axe does continue to fall over the next five years, cities with weaker economies may well be hit hardest.
Election 2017General Election 2017 Issue 8: Social Care
Social care requirements are not the same across the country
Sustaining the growth of places like Birmingham and Manchester should be top priority in the Government’s strategy to increase opportunities across the country.
Lessons from the Rhine-Ruhr and Randstad
The historic connection between apprenticeships and manufacturing isn’t so clear cut.