North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
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How can policymakers foster business innovation within local and national industrial strategy? This report sets out lessons from Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is helping to transform the city region from a place of low-cost production to one of high-value knowledge output
A roundup of the key learnings from the recent North of Tyne mayoral hustings
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
Manchester attracts graduates despite a low average starting salary and the pull of London
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?
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?