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How do cities lead an inclusive growth agenda?

Inclusive growth is a major issue in the UK and internationally. This research reviews evidence from international cities that have implemented an inclusive growth agenda to ensure that economic prosperity in their region benefits all.

Written by:
Anne Green, Francesca Froy, Erika Kispeter and Paul Sissons
Date published:

The research examines ways of working that could be adopted by UK city leaders and finds that:

  • Cities in the UK have more limited local powers and responsibilities, but they are sites of new devolution and policy development, and there is scope for learning from ideas and experiences of inclusive growth internationally
  • Three key priorities are: paying greater attention to the demand side of the labour market, de-risking transitions into and within employment and building connectivity to enable individuals and areas to access growth opportunities.