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The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020The South Yorkshire deal agreement means the first wave of city region devolution is nearly over, where next?
The implementation of the South Yorkshire devolution deal shows that the wind is once again in the sails of city-region devolution, with over 24 million people in England now set to be covered....
City TalksCity Talks: How to spread tech innovation with Mark Muro
Since the UK general election, there has been much discussion about using R&D as an instrument to level-up the country. But policymakers are grappling with exactly how to support more...
Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
General Election 2019Underperforming bus services are Metro Mayors’ responsibility now
Whoever wins in Westminster on December 12th, the buck now stops with metro mayors for the quality of bus services in their city, argues Simon Jeffrey.
Launch of the UK City Leaders' Survey 2019
Buses are critical urban infrastructure. But the number of journeys made on them has declined in almost all cities apart from London for the past few decades. This report cites deregulation...
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?
Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.