Category Archives: economy

Analysing the UK’s North – South Divide

A new report shows the scale of the divide between economic development in the north and the south of Great Britain. The report, ‘Uneven growth: tackling city decline‘ reveals that although many Northern cities are growing, this growth often lags significantly behind national levels. The report was written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) by geographers at the Centre for Urban

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Science Minister won’t be drawn on the consequences of a ‘Brexit’

Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science, was lavish in his praise of the achievements of the science and engineering community in the UK at the 30th anniversary Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) lecture last night. Yet he was far less forthcoming about the impact of a potential ‘Brexit’ on the continuing success of this endeavour, despite a

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Do we need a ‘Citizens’ Convention’ for the North East?

Last week the 21st Century Challenges programme travelled to Newcastle, to the Great North Museum, to run a public discussion meeting exploring the opportunities and challenges that decentralisation might bring to the North East of England. Our regional partners were the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (APL) at Newcastle University. Chaired

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Full panel confirmed for ‘Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy’

Leeds at night

The full panel for ‘Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy’ has now been confirmed. The event will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in South Kensington, London, on 21st October. Our high-profile panel will take part in a conversation with the audience regarding if and how the UK Government can realise the productivity benefits promised by

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