In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.
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Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues explores the different data options available to best monitor how UK cities are performing and recovering in real time.
While in some parts of the country the situation is stabilising, the labour market in cities and large towns in the Greater South East continues to deteriorate.
Ensuring young people across the UK have access to relevant, good quality post-16 education and training options must be part of the Government's ‘levelling up’ agenda.
Our latest briefing shows that the Core Cities' city centres have been particularly affected by Covid-19. Policies aimed to kickstart an economic recovery should focus on getting centres working again, in terms of public transport and air quality, commercial property, and investment in skills.
This briefing examines the economic impact of Covid-19 from the first national lockdown to understand how the 11 Core Cities are likely to be affected by continuing restrictions and what the shape of their recovery might look like.
The pandemic has made levelling up four times harder and it risks levelling down otherwise economically successful parts of the country as well.
City TalksCity Talks: Pat Ritchie on the biggest challenges for Newcastle
This week, Andrew Carter is joined by Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council to explore how the future for Newcastle might look in the context of city devolution, levelling up, and building back better.
The widely held, but wrongly assumed, belief that cities are rich and towns are poor will make levelling up even more difficult if it shapes policy.