There’s much to be achieved in the Red Wall if policy focuses on skills and health outcomes, but attracting high skilled jobs will be much harder.
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In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.
After successfully being re-elected as Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram now needs to lead the area in the recovery from Covid-19, creating jobs and long-term prosperity.
Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.
Andy Burnham has been re-elected as the Mayor of Greater Manchester. Now he must build back better from the pandemic and improve the economy and people’s living standards for the long-term.
England's incoming metro mayors will face challenges and opportunities that necessitate decisive action and collaboration.
This briefing sets out three policy priorities for the new metro mayor after the election to address the biggest issues facing the West Yorkshire economy.
Ensuring young people across the UK have access to relevant, good quality post-16 education and training options must be part of the Government's ‘levelling up’ agenda.
Skills are a key determinant of the success of people and places. Levelling up must address the root causes that are holding cities and large towns back.
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.