The Chancellor put increased spending on public services at the heart of his levelling up vision, but was quiet on productivity
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While an increase in the National Living Wage would help people in economically weaker places, it will not address the structural problems they face which cause low wages in the first place
City MinutesCity Minutes: How to level up… public services
Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney on the effects of austerity and the policies needed to reverse them.
When comparing the latest deprivation data to nitrogen dioxide background concentration data, the relationship is clear: the most polluted areas are also disproportionately poorer.
As Centre for Cities prepares to launch Cities Outlook 2020 on Monday, I wanted to raise a final shout out for last year’s Cities Outlook, which focussed on the impact of austerity. As the...
If politicians want to make Britain a more prosperous and productive place to live then improving the economic performance of cities needs to be central to the next government’s plan.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
City TalksCity Talks: Evidence-based policymaking in disadvantaged places
Andrew Carter is joined by a panel to discuss how evidence-based policymaking can help disadvantaged places with low levels of economic activity and high proportions of vulnerable people in the wake of cuts to local authority budgets.
Cuts have hit places with the most impoverished populations hardest. How might already stretched councils apply evidence-based policy to fix the wicked problems that some of their residents are facing.
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?