While arguments rage about how the Stronger Towns Fund came about and the size of it, the more fundamental question is what should it be spent on?
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Honda’s news shows the need for places to prepare for the eventual loss of their largest employers. But many cities do the exact opposite
While the number of degree holders has risen everywhere in recent years, some cities are pulling away
We are working with the Fast Growth Cities Group to host a high level event to discuss how to harness their growth for the good of the whole national economy.
Our survey of leaders found that there was a general consensus on the importance of skills to achieving inclusive growth and supporting their economies - and there's huge appetite to take control of skills policy.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #9: A close relationship with a city is bad for a town’s economy
Are towns hampered by the success of nearby cities - or could towns actually benefit from being located near a city?
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #7: You need a university to have a strong economy
Together with increasing graduate retention, another common thing we hear about skills is that having a university is a ‘must have’ for places to build a strong, thriving economy. Yet, the...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #6: We should focus on the ‘long tail’ to solve the UK’s productivity problem
Many have puzzled over why the UK’s productivity performance is so bleak. While the latest OECD research suggests the gap between France and the UK is smaller than previously thought due to...
The Government yesterday unveiled its plan to adapt employment practices to the changing world of work, addressing the needs of new, emerging business models and of those workers on zero-hours...