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Manchester: soft power entrepeneur

The latest report from the BFPG “Manchester: Soft Power Entrepreneur” by David Adams, explains how Manchester has

The future of work: a vision for the national retraining scheme

This report outlines a vision for the National Retraining Scheme. At its core is the creation of

Setting the record straight: how record employment has changed the UK

On the eve of the global financial crisis, the UK’s employment rate was 73.0 per cent. A

Government procurement: the scale and nature of contracting in the UK

Government procurement: the scale and nature of contracting in the UK reveals that four departments – the

Powering the Midlands engine

What can places across the Midlands do to improve local rates of productivity and prosperity? Most countries

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By Daniel Mahoney

If anything, the UK's problem is too few robots, not too many. There are only 71 robots for every 10,000…

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By Jonathan Dupont

The UK should double the proportion of its international aid budget spent on research and development in order to solve…

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By Jack Sumner; Michael Heasman; Thomas Nguyen

Appetite for Global Success looks at the importance and strength of the Food and Drink manufacturing sector and its role…

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By Hugo Bessis

The Gatwick Diamond (which includes the districts of Crawley, Epsom & Ewell, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead and…

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By Paul Swinney

This briefing forms part of our series on the industrial strategy and looks at how successful cities can manage the costs of…

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By Paul Swinney

Skills is one of the best economic predictors of economic performance as high-skilled business invest where they can recruit the…

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By Paul Swinney; Gabriele Piazza

This briefing looks at the impact of two notable cases of high-skilled publicly-funded jobs that have been moved out of…

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By John Hemmings

The UK Government should welcome inward investment from China, but ensure the national security of key infrastructure remains protected, our…

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By Various Authors

This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment…

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