Red wall MPs point to the success of Sunderland’s Nissan plant as the model the current Government should replicate, but almost 40 years on the city is still in need of being ‘levelled up’.
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The Government has announced it will not extend its temporary uplift of Universal Credit, but its hopes that a recovering economy will step into its place won’t apply across the country.
Data from this month's update shows signs of recovery in most cities and large towns, but for a few, significant challenges remain.
City MinutesCity Minutes: How to level up… skills
Senior Analyst Elena Magrini on what the Government needs to do in skills policy to level up the UK.
The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Birmingham in just over a year. Anthony Breach explores how the city can ensure a legacy is left that allows its city centre economy to flourish.
City MinutesCity Minutes: The legacy of sporting events on urban economies
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach and Chief Executive Andrew Carter discuss how cities can make the most from the legacies of sporting events in a way that delivers long-term economic improvement.
The idea that recent growth of cities has come at the expense of towns has become a mantra. The problem is, it isn’t true.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
Almost 10 million new jobs will need to be generated to recover from the pandemic, making job creation the most pressing policy challenge we face in the immediate future.