May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region mayors in Greater London and Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley. What are they and what do they do?
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City HorizonsCity Horizons: Britain beyond Brexit
In our July 2019 City Horizons event, speakers discussed their new book, 'Britain Beyond Brexit'
What role does 'place' have when developing a local industrial strategy?
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
In one of our series of City Horizons events, speakers discussed their new book, 'Britain Beyond Brexit'.
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.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Is Andy Burnham creating a buzz as Greater Manchester Mayor?
A look at the key developments on homelessness, transport and skills in Greater Manchester
Metro mayors are now established in many English cities, but Lord Heseltine argues they’re still waiting for many of the tools needed to do their job.
Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue