Research exposes complexity of the UK’s ‘productivity problem’

Date issued: 28/07/2020

The productivity gaps between local economies across the UK are far more complex than previously thought, according to a new report from Sheffield Hallam University.

The report, The Productivity of Industries and Places, challenges the assumption that the less prosperous parts of the UK, including much of the Midlands, North, Scotland and Wales, have consistently low levels of productivity that hold back local business and industry.

New article published in The Conversation

Date Issued: 15/07/2020

A new article authored by Bernie Stiell (CDARE, SHU) and Catherine Harris (CRESR, SHU) and published in the Conversation discusses recent research conducted on diversity in the children’s literature sector for Arts Council England.

Summer statement: £2 billion scheme will not be enough to prevent mass youth unemployment

Date issued: 10/07/2020

There are nearly seven million 16-24 years olds in the UK. As many of this group finish school, college or university, they face the real prospect of long-term unemployment.

New report recommends further investment to avoid youth unemployment crisis


As the Chancellor sets out a £2 billion support package to prevent a youth unemployment crisis in the wake of Covid-19, a new report by Sheffield Hallam University recommends double that amount could be needed. 

Research sheds new light on Sheffield City Region productivity gap

Date Issued:18/05/20

Productivity in the Sheffield City Region could be closer to the national average than previously thought, according to a new report by Sheffield Hallam University.

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