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Dundee’s expanding gaming sector does look to have helped turn the city’s fortunes around. Now policy should attempt to broaden its sources of growth to encourage the further expansion of its economy.
Just because northern towns and cities have a strong manufacturing past doesn’t mean they are well placed to attract manufacturing jobs of the future.
Hosted in partnership with the CIOB, this event explored the impact of the UK's skills deficit on productivity and the role of skills in reducing regional inequality.
The recent awarding of the UK City of Culture 2025 has put the notion of ‘culture-led regeneration’ back in the policy spotlight.
This briefing sets out three policy priorities for the new metro mayor after the election to address the biggest issues facing South Yorkshire's economy.
Levelling up depends on stronger local governments who are empowered and resourced to deliver for their areas; and the skills mission is no exception to this necessity.
While the white paper's inclusion of ambitious and measurable targets across education, skills, and health is welcome, the programmes laid out aren’t sufficient.
Foreign investment is currently skewed towards the Greater South East, but policy will need to tackle the fundamental barriers to investment elsewhere rather than using subsidies and tax breaks if this is to change.
The Chancellor put increased spending on public services at the heart of his levelling up vision, but was quiet on productivity