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Jobs and skills in Scotland: Addressing productivity, progression and in-work poverty debt


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Jobs and skills in Scotland: Addressing productivity, progression and in-work poverty debt

Scotland’s jobs recovery has been well balanced between services and manufacturing, while youth employment has improved, and there has been a narrowing in differences in pay and productivity between Scotland and the UK. However, job growth in Scotland has been lower than in the UK as a whole, and the sectors that have expanded in terms of jobs are generally lower skilled than the sectors that have lost jobs over the same period. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.

City systems: The role of small and medium-sized towns and cities in growing the northern powerhouse debt


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City systems: The role of small and medium-sized towns and cities in growing the northern powerhouse debt

This paper argues for a more sophisticated understanding of the urban system in the North of England. It acknowledges the vital role that the big cities must play in driving northern prosperity, but makes recommendations for a more coherent and comprehensive approach to regional economic strategy that gives greater attention to the complementary strengths of small and medium-sized towns and cities. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.