The nature of self-employment varies starkly across the country; ensuring that legislation adequately supports self-employed people will be particularly important in places with weaker labour markets.
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General Election 2019How can the next government boost productivity and prosperity across the country?
Two big domestic issues that the next government will be pressed to address are the UK economy’s poor productivity performance and the north-south divide. Paul Swinney argues that these challenges are one of the same.
The challenges of left-behind places go well beyond the lack of economic opportunities — the solutions must too.
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.
Join us for the launch of new analysis with the OECD of recent trends in economic inactivity
The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
The large growth in self-employment in the taxi and private hire industry has made self-employment an increasingly urban issue. But this raises questions about training in an ever changing jobs market.
This event at Conservative Party Conference will focus on what cities can do – and what they need from central government – to get people and their skills robot-ready.
This event at Labour Party Conference will focus on what cities can do – and what they need from central government – to get people and their skills robot-ready.
Cities can offer low-skilled people good economic outcomes that support inclusive growth aims, but inclusive growth cannot come without economic growth.