While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.
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Lessons from Germany & Tees Valley.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
To create sustainable, long-term economic outcomes for people with few or no qualifications, cities need to focus on attracting high-skilled businesses
Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy there has been a drop in apprenticeship starts and this has hit hardest the cities that need them the most
How the West Midlands can make the most of the deal – and the implications for other major cities
The Government needs to give cities and businesses more flexibility over apprenticeships to improve take-up and efficiency in the system.
Reflections on our recent conference with the OECD about the future of labour markets and the skills system
Six months of the metro mayorsSix months of Andy Street: the outlook in the West Midlands
The mayor has achieved his ‘first 100 days’ objectives, and has already raised the national profile of his city region
How cities boost the apprenticeship system and make it relevant to their local needs by using our case studies library.