New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered
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On National Numeracy Day we should remember the impact of good numeracy skills on people’s life chances and the wider economy
Most British cities have a relatively diverse exports base. But some rely heavily on single sectors – with implications for future trade.
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
Last week marked the half-way point in the two-year time limit for Brexit negotiations under Article 50. While there is now a transition deal in place to avoid a cliff-edge exit next year, there...
The decline of the city’s performance in a number of key areas has important implications for the Industrial Strategies
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.
Reducing place to one of a number of ‘foundations’ will limit the ability of the Industrial Strategy to tackle the UK’s productivity malaise
Encouraging productive investment should be a priority in next month’s budget
Cities Outlook 2017Which UK and US cities will be most affected by May and Trump’s economic policies?
The potential implications of Trump’s ‘America First’ policies and May’s vision of a ‘Global Britain’ underline the importance of place-based policy approaches