Big data has much to tell us about how city economies work. Our Manchester and Sheffield case studies shed light on city centres as places of consumption
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Manchester attracts graduates despite a low average starting salary and the pull of London
In many places workers, not leisure shoppers, are the key to high-street success
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Power Surge: How England’s metro mayors are leading when Westminster can’t
The creation of metro mayors for England’s most populated cities was the biggest shake-up of local government in a generation
Our recent report demonstrated where low-skilled people live generally, but what bearing does gender, ethnicity or age have on where low-skilled people tend to live and work?
Cities can offer low-skilled people good economic outcomes that support inclusive growth aims, but inclusive growth cannot come without economic growth.
While arguments rage about how the Stronger Towns Fund came about and the size of it, the more fundamental question is what should it be spent on?
Another high street report prescribes business rates reform and again fails to recognise the real blame lies in the weak economies of many UK cities
The Fair Funding Review proposes that local government grants are given on the basis of population size, rather than need. Is this the fairest way, or is there more to how local authorities should be funded?
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.