A working ecosystem needs a local base

By Professor Graeme Atherton | 03 October 2023

As both parties jostle to display their devolution-friendly credentials ahead of the next election, skills plays a prominent position in this contest.

Local economic development depends heavily on the human capital available in the area and an ecosystem that can develop the potential of those living in it. This Government’s flagship Levelling up programme, which aimed to reduce inequality and give all areas the opportunity to flourish socially and economically was disappointingly light on skills.

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