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While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.
City MinutesCity Minutes: What’s driving self-employment in cities?
In just ten minutes, Analyst Elena Magrini explains how changes in the labour market and the gig economy are playing out differently across the country and finds that there are a few industries driving self-employment in cities.
Self-employment is a man’s world, but this is true in some cities more than others. The presence of self-employed women varies significantly between cities, but in all cities female self-employed workers are a minority.
The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
Changes in the labour market and the gig economy are playing out differently across the country.
The large growth in self-employment in the taxi and private hire industry has made self-employment an increasingly urban issue. But this raises questions about training in an ever changing jobs market.
This event at Conservative Party Conference will focus on what cities can do – and what they need from central government – to get people and their skills robot-ready.
This event at Labour Party Conference will focus on what cities can do – and what they need from central government – to get people and their skills robot-ready.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.