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.
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Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
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
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
A roundup of the key learnings from the recent North of Tyne mayoral hustings
Catch the full video of our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Why London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone is good policy
If successful, the ULEZ will save lives and demonstrate the benefits of city devolution.
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