Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Employment and Skills Strategies in England, United Kingdom
This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better
support employment and economic development in England. It builds on sub-national
data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Nottingham and North Nottinghamshire
in the East Midlands as well as Hull and Scarborough in Yorkshire and the Humber.
It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing
to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers
in England and the UK build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level,
which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and
economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable
jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the
quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.