New research by the ONS is a reminder of the pressing challenges cities will face in the era of automation, but it is not too late to turn these challenges into opportunities
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Technological change is revolutionising the way we work, but the ‘rise of the robots’ is strengthening – not undermining – the role cities play as drivers of economic growth
Acquiring skills goes beyond the classroom, but take-up of extra-curricular activities is much lower outside the Greater South East
The Chancellor’s Budget had something for everyone, but its overriding message for cities was ‘see what 2019 brings’
While National Government is preoccupied with Brexit, the Chancellor should seize the opportunity to help cities prepare for the future
There is no easy solution to improving education outcomes, but cities can act now to help young and adult residents, using the tools they already have.
The boom in logistics has created jobs, but will leave some cities more vulnerable to automation
Northern cities have been hit hard by the loss of jobs in exporting firms in the past century. Ensuring this doesn’t happen again should be a priority for local industrial strategies.
Automation will bring opportunities as well as challenges. Policy makers need to act now to ensure that cities across the UK can benefit