This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
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Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?
One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
Use the database to find the amount of land around commuter stations that could support residential development in five UK cities.
Releasing green belt around more than one thousand existing commuter stations would solve the UK housing crisis, argue Paul Cheshire and Boyana Buyuklieva.
Two and a half years on from his election, we look at what Andy Street has prioritised as West Midlands’ Mayor
Catch up with our event in Birmingham which discussed the role of civic and business leadership in delivering place-shaping strategies for city centres
Most British cities have a relatively diverse exports base. But some rely heavily on single sectors – with implications for future trade.
Both Greater Manchester and Birmingham have released proposals to establish clean air zones - but which one is more likely to have a long term effect?