Planning reform and levelling up sit at the forefront of the Government’s policy agenda with goals of solving the housing crisis and regional inequality. As Anthony Breach explains, although treated as separate initiatives, they are in fact intertwined.
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The launch of the Industrial Strategy Council's final report, in partnership with WM-REDI
The West Midlands has been hit hard by the pandemic and Andy Street will need to focus on skills, businesses and transport to build back better.
Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire. She must now hit the ground running to build back better from the pandemic and tackle the biggest issues facing the city region.
For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
The candidates have prepared proposals and new ideas for their cities. Anthony Breach sets out what they mean for cities and urban politics more generally.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
When it comes to the use of public finances for local economic growth, how can we know what is a good bet? And should governments be betting at all?
London’s economy has faltered over the past decade; this has big implications for the national economy.
In May 2021, nearly 20 million people in England will be choosing city-region mayors. What are metro mayors and what do they do?