Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
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The underperformance of big cities is at the heart of the North-South divide. If the Government is to ‘level up’ the economy then it needs to tackle this major economic problem.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?
One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
HS2 will only level up the north if it is treated as a small part of a broader package of investment that includes improving transport within cities and people's skills.
City TalksCity Talks: How to spread tech innovation with Mark Muro
Since the UK general election, there has been much discussion about using R&D as an instrument to level-up the country. But policymakers are grappling with exactly how to support more...
Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
If politicians want to make Britain a more prosperous and productive place to live then improving the economic performance of cities needs to be central to the next government’s plan.