Senior Analyst Elena Magrini lists her five things to watch in 2020 that could help break the low-skilled equilibrium in disadvantaged places.
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Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
Latest data released by the ONS reveals stark variations in the gender pay gap between cities. Tatjana Neuhuber explores the the degree to which women in different cities are affected by unequal wages.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
General Election 2019An urban manifesto
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national economy.
The nature of self-employment varies starkly across the country; ensuring that legislation adequately supports self-employed people will be particularly important in places with weaker labour markets.
General Election 2019How can the next government boost productivity and prosperity across the country?
Two big domestic issues that the next government will be pressed to address are the UK economy’s poor productivity performance and the north-south divide. Paul Swinney argues that these challenges are one of the same.
Elena Magrini calls for a cross-party, long-term commitment to adult education and lifelong learning to reengage ‘left behind’ people and places.
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.