Cities can offer low-skilled people good economic outcomes that support inclusive growth aims, but inclusive growth cannot come without economic growth.
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A new academic paper claims that cities make businesses no more productive than other parts of the country. But is it all that is seems?
Focussing on lifelong learning will be crucial to reduce the divide between the country and make a success of life after Brexit
This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered
City TalksCity Talks: David Blanchflower on where all the good jobs have gone
Current low unemployment figures are taken as proof that the labour market is doing well, however, in this episode of City Talks, Professor Blanchflower points out that many workers are in fact under-employed or have given up trying to find a well-paid job
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
The Augar Review pledged to reduce the imbalance between further and higher education with important implications for cities.
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.
Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful