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As government takes a more regionalised approach to infrastructure planning, this research is considering: How infrastructure planning can enable places to lead on improving air quality in their area How government can enable places to lead on the finance and delivery of infrastructure A wider definition of infrastructure to encompass digital and environmental concerns, beyond […]
This report shows the disparity in robustness of England’s local labour markets. Looking at the vulnerabilities of local labour markets to the impact of changes to migration policy after Brexit, the automation of manual jobs, and the challenges of deficient skills bases and demographics, we see a country which is moving beyond the ‘north-south divide’ as […]
The number of homes bought by people aged twenty-five to forty-four with a mortgage has dropped by over 1.6 million in just over a decade. Over the same period the number of homes owned outright by people aged over sixty-five increased by over 1.4 million. What we are witnessing is the accelerated decline of the […]
Neo-localism isn’t a neologism. It has been in use for some time in human geography circles. A quick google search tells you it was coined by Wes Flack and refers to the idea of promoting and preserving community identities and cultures. Wanting to place it into a UK political context, we have what you might […]
Our new report, co-authored with the University of Birmingham, argues that, as part of its efforts to close the disability employment gap, the government should now commit to a sector deal for disability as part of its emerging industrial strategy. Despite a number of government-backed incentives for employers, still too few are aware of the benefits of […]
This report makes the case for a locally-led industrial strategy. It argues that to turn a national industrial strategy into local economic renewal, places and their leaders should be provided the space and powers by government to lead from the front. In short places should take control of their local industrial strategy, with greater influence over the […]
To meet the needs of those families ‘just managing’, the Government must free up local authorities to take more decisions on how and where housing can be delivered. In this report we argue that only by affording local authorities greater flexibility around finance and land can the Prime Minister hope to achieve the million new […]
This essay collection, published in collaboration with Bright Blue and kindly sponsored by the City of London, considers London’s future. It brings together a diverse group of influential, experienced and talented Londoners who outline an original action plan and vision for London in 2050 across a range of fields – from education and the environment to culture and commerce. […]
This report makes the case for greater local flexibility in the health and care service, calling on Government to devolve greater powers to local areas in health devolution deals.
Localis has published a new report Is cash king? Examining the importance of cash for local economies and communities, sponsored by Cardtronics. Cash has been a constant in human interaction for many centuries, so it can be hard to believe that its fundamental role in all our lives might be under threat. But recent years […]