The nature of self-employment varies starkly across the country; ensuring that legislation adequately supports self-employed people will be particularly important in places with weaker labour markets.
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Self-employment is a man’s world, but this is true in some cities more than others. The presence of self-employed women varies significantly between cities, but in all cities self-employed women are a minority.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
Burnley’s economic performance highlights the dangers of over-reliance on traditional manufacturing
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
The decline of the city’s performance in a number of key areas has important implications for the Industrial Strategies
Local economic data is often incomplete and problematic. Only by analysing how cities fare across the full range of indicators can we hope to gauge their performance.
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.
How the Government can make business rates system more efficient and make the most of devolution
While it will help the housing market work more effectively, the white paper does not go far enough to recognise the housing needs of different places