Lifelong learning, identifying the skills of the future and supporting people with no qualifications to take-up training should be top on Gavin Williamson’s priority list
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Although free ports are touted by Boris Johnson as a way to bring jobs to struggling areas, lessons from enterprise zones suggest otherwise
This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered
New research confirms some of our worries: to be more inclusive, strong city economies need to work on becoming more accessible.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What Tim Bowles is doing about skills inequalities across the West of England
Despite few formal devolved powers, Tim Bowles has unveiled a package of measures to boost skills provision in the West of England.
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
The Augar Review pledged to reduce the imbalance between further and higher education with important implications for cities.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
On National Numeracy Day we should remember the impact of good numeracy skills on people’s life chances and the wider economy