‘Activating’ the economically inactive should be top of the Government agenda, but it should be realistic about whether it can fill the gaps the new immigration system will create.
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Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
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.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
Latest data released by the ONS reveals stark variations in the gender pay gap between cities. Tatjana Neuhuber explores the the degree to which women in different cities are affected by unequal wages.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
General Election 2019An urban manifesto
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national economy.
The nature of self-employment varies starkly across the country; ensuring that legislation adequately supports self-employed people will be particularly important in places with weaker labour markets.
The challenges of left-behind places go well beyond the lack of economic opportunities — the solutions must too.
Join us for the launch of new analysis with the OECD of recent trends in economic inactivity