Centre for Cities' Realising Regional Growth conference series returns for 2023 with this first event taking place in Newcastle.
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The UK's productivity puzzleDoes London’s stuttering show that a focus on levelling up is wrong?
While London’s stuttering presents an additional productivity challenge, it should be possible for policy makers to deal with two separate productivity problems simultaneously.
The UK's productivity puzzleLondon’s (in)tangible loss
Weak investment in intangibles may be one of the explanations behind London’s weak productivity growth.
London's productivity growth has stalled since 2007, explaining a large part of the UK's 'productivity puzzle' and leaving it trailing behind its global peers.
The UK's productivity puzzleIs London the goose that has stopped laying the golden eggs?
The first blog of this series shows that London’s moved from leader to laggard in terms of the UK’s productivity growth, costing billions to the national economy.
Cities Outlook 2023Has economic inactivity gone up everywhere in the country since the pandemic hit?
The national story of rising inactivity and labour shortages only plays out in a handful of cities and this has important implications for how policy goes about addressing the issue.
Cities Outlook 2023How is sickness-related economic inactivity playing out across the country?
Cities in the North have higher shares of inactivity due to poor health, as shown in Cities Outlook 2023.
Cities Outlook 2023Levelling up one year on: What should happen now?
One year after the publication of the white paper, and three years after a general election, the Government has very little to show on levelling up. This is what should happen now.
As well as providing a deep dive into the latest economic data on the UK’s cities and largest towns, this year our flagship publication focuses on the scale and geography of economic inactivity across the country.
City MinutesCities Outlook Trilogy
Chief Executive Andrew Carter and members of Centre for Cities’ research team explore the findings and implications of Cities Outlook 2023.