This Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth. Demand side policies seek to raise the level and enhance the quality of demand for labour in a city economy, increase labour demand for specific groups, and improve the quality of jobs.
This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.
This briefing provides an update on key developments on the HS2 project, including an overview of recent Government decisions on phase 2b, progress on the enabling legislation and an overview of the latest activities relating to high speed rail for the North and Scotland.
This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation
Stimulating local economic growth is no small task as those with this remit in local authorities well know, writes Jennifer Glover.
This briefing sets out potential implications and policy issues relating to Brexit and employment. It is structured in two broad areas: issues relating to the workforce and issues relating to the workplace.
In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy, but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and to strengthen the sense of place of its residents. This is what this briefing attempts to do.
From Executive to Ceremonial: Directly Elected Mayors in the United States, Australia and New Zealand
Elected mayors are still a relatively new concept in England. As part of our international local government series, we consider international examples to see if a correlation exists between a directly elected political mayor in a city and greater decision making capabilities for that location.
Most working parents of 3 and 4-year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of 'free' childcare from September 2017. This briefing looks at the DfE implementation plans and the LA role in managing the process.
Viewpoint: Local authorities getting Living Wage accreditation encourages local employers to do the same
A recent guide to the London Living wage highlights the link between local authorities with Living Wage accreditation and a greater number of local employers paying the London Living Wage, Alice Woudhuysen explains.