Alexandra Jones considers the factors that will determine the outcomes of the mayoral referenda.
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Zach Wilcox reflects on the progress of the new Enterprise Zones
Young people made up the bulk of the increase in unemployment in the three months to September, with an extra 67,000 young people unemployed over the period.
FutureStory Bristol forms part of a series of six books made up of a collection of local case studies, with accompanying DVDs, tracing how people and businesses in cities and regions across the country are adapting to the global economy.
How can the creation of mixed communities regenerate deprived areas of Bristol, and what role doesthe community itself need to play? How can Bristol's worklessness and skills policy ensure that, when the upturn comes, Bristol's most deprived communities are included?
The global downturn is leading us to a very different labour market dynamic. Previously hard to fill vacancies are becoming less hard to fill, and the increase in JSA claimants could lead to more direct interaction between A8 migrants and the newly unemployed. The economic impacts will, however, play out very differently in each city.
Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, but the emergence of innovation as a specialist policy area has also generated risks around policy prioritisation and problems on organisational fragmentation and policy coordination.
It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.