The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.
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In the UK, competition for jobs has risen most in places where work was already hardest to find, raising concerns about widening geographic inequality.
Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.
This report sets out how the Government should use the devolution white paper to reorganise and simplify local government to level up the country.
Cities are using their knowledge of their local area to support people train and find a job, but the support they can provide is limited by red tape.
While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.
Our new high streets recovery tracker shows that successful city centres have seen the largest falls in footfall. Valentine Quinio on why this is likely to be driven by significant reductions in the share of people coming from outside the city.
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
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.