This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
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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
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
The next prime minister needs to have a government programme that improves the lives of people in cities
City TalksCity Talks: David Blanchflower on where all the good jobs have gone
Current low unemployment figures are taken as proof that the labour market is doing well, however, in this episode of City Talks, Professor Blanchflower points out that many workers are in fact under-employed or have given up trying to find a well-paid job
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.
The Augar Review pledged to reduce the imbalance between further and higher education with important implications for cities.
Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.