Addressing the underperformance of big cities and city centres should be at the top of Andrea Leadsom’s priorities to deal with the UK’s lagging productivity.
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A new academic paper claims that cities make businesses no more productive than other parts of the country. But is it all that is seems?
City TalksCity Talks: Neil O’Brien MP on building a strong national economy from the bottom up
In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Neil O’Brien MP to discuss rebalancing the UK economy from the bottom up, and Onward think tank's recent report, Firing On All Cylinders.
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
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.
Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful
This event launched our work looking at how to encourage innovation policy and where, with Lord David Sainsbury
This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
Three ways in which the UK’s industrial structure has changed since 1841 and the implications for cities
Focusing on the ‘everyday economy’ will not deliver the productivity boost that the Industrial Strategy hopes to achieve