Skills are a key determinant of the success of people and places. Levelling up must address the root causes that are holding cities and large towns back.
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What the Chancellor needs to focus on in the Spending Review 2020 to put local economies in the best position to bounce back, level up and decarbonise.
A 10-point plan for ensuring that a reformed business rates system puts local economic growth at its heart.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Reforming business rates
Business rates are one of the most important taxes for local government, yet our current system has come under huge scrutiny in recent years. The tax has been blamed for the struggles of...
While over the summer many social distancing restrictions were lifted almost everywhere, this was not reflected in the same way in local labour markets.
City TalksCity Talks: Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure
Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure.
Join us for this City Horizons event with the Chair of the Industrial Strategy Council
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.
In the UK, competition for jobs has risen most in places where work was already hardest to find, raising concerns about widening geographic inequality.
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits continues to rise, with the biggest rises in the past month in large cities and towns in the South East.