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This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered
Current low unemployment figures are taken as proof that the labour market is doing well, however, in this episode of City Talks, Professor Blanchflower points out that many workers are in fact under-employed or have given up trying to find a well-paid job
The Augar Review pledged to reduce the imbalance between further and higher education with important implications for cities.
On National Numeracy Day we should remember the impact of good numeracy skills on people’s life chances and the wider economy
Creating high-skilled jobs indirectly generates demand for jobs in local services, offering opportunities to low-skilled people
Through a focus on the interplay between data, technology and urban form, urban reinvention can be brought about in the unpredictable twenty-first century
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
To create sustainable, long-term economic outcomes for people with few or no qualifications, cities need to focus on attracting high-skilled businesses
Our recent report demonstrated where low-skilled people live generally, but what bearing does gender, ethnicity or age have on where low-skilled people tend to live and work?