This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
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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
Focusing on the ‘everyday economy’ will not deliver the productivity boost that the Industrial Strategy hopes to achieve
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?
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
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 long-awaited government white paper on immigration offered some respite for cities which rely on high skilled European workers - but it wasn't all good news, especially for the lower-skilled.
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...
Five facts on earnings progression, why people move and their implications for cities
This Data Tool has been created to allow you to the latest available data on the UK’s 63 largest cities and towns on everything from population, to business start-ups.