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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … Continue reading

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Local Enterprise Partnerships, Skills Strategies and Austerity

Tweet In this post Jonathan Payne introduces a CURA-funded scoping study that he is carrying out with Phil Almond and Jonathan Davies into the role of local enterprise partnerships in developing skills strategies in a context of austerity Many commentators … Continue reading

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The Visible Hand: George Osborne and the Labour Market

Tweet CURA’s Professor Phil Almond writes about contradictions in  labour market policy that are apparent in the government’s March 2016 budget. George Osborne’s Budget appears to have been a much less successful exercise in fostering hegemony than his immediate post-election efforts. … Continue reading

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