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...
Space standards force people to consume more space than they can afford and reduce the supply of new homes.
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...
General Election 2019More state more growth?
More state more growth? The economic implications of moving parts of the government to the North.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
Brexit may be the Government’s immediate priority, but the housing crisis is not going away. We need to solve the housing shortage to address the political and economic divides across the...
May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region mayors in Greater London and Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley. What are they and what do they do?
City TalksCity Talks: Michael Parkinson on bringing Liverpool back from the brink
In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Professor Michael Parkinson to discuss Liverpool's economic, social and political regeneration.