Urban economies essential for driving growth in the Midlands Engine are underperforming, and low productivity is to blame.
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Reflections from our 'In Conversation’ events last week with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, on new trailblazer devolution deals announced in the Spring budget.
City TalksCity Talks: Tackling regional economic inequality in the UK
A discussion on regional economic inequality in the UK and the challenges of policy intervention.
If the UK as a whole is to become more innovative, businesses in the Capital will need more reasons to invest in R&D and other intangible assets.
Join Centre for Cities and Policy@Manchester for this event exploring the links between poverty, poor health outcomes and economic inactivity in young people.
The Government’s growth-oriented policies are increasingly focused on big cities, while levelling up worries about redistribution. This is a helpful distinction.
The UK's productivity puzzleDoes London’s strong jobs growth mean we shouldn’t worry about it’s flat lining productivity?
After the financial crisis, London lost the status of being the UK’s engine of productivity growth. Now it may risk losing the status of the UK’s engine of overall growth.
The UK's productivity puzzleA tale of two global cities: Has Paris become more attractive than London over the last decade?
A comparison with Paris highlights the weaknesses that emerged in London since the financial crisis
Centre for Cities' Realising Regional Growth conference series returns for 2023 with this first event taking place in Newcastle.
The UK's productivity puzzleDoes London’s stuttering show that a focus on levelling up is wrong?
While London’s stuttering presents an additional productivity challenge, it should be possible for policy makers to deal with two separate productivity problems simultaneously.