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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Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
Latest data released by the ONS reveals stark variations in the gender pay gap between cities. Tatjana Neuhuber explores the the degree to which women in different cities are affected by unequal wages.
General Election 2019What should the new government do to help our high streets and city centres?
Not all high streets are struggling — those that are thriving are doing so because they function well as places of work. For this reason, policies to address the decline of high streets must also address the underlying economic causes if they are to be success.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
Several cities have opened their doors to the new Channel 4 HQ, but do they meet the broadcaster’s key criteria?
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.
How productivity varies across the country, and what this means for policy makers
Cultural projects are often hailed as the economic solution for struggling cities – but tackling skills gaps will do more to create jobs and boost wages