As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic varies across the country, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
Where in England has the highest number of new Coronavirus cases?
September's update to the High Streets Recovery Tracker shows that the recovery of high streets has come to a stall in September.
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.
What impact do local lockdowns have on city-centre footfall? We take a look at what happened in Leicester, Manchester and Aberdeen, all of which experienced restrictions over the summer.
How will the economic impacts arising from the COVID-19 crisis be spread across the country? New analysis looks at the jobs predicted to be the most and least affected in the short- to medium-term and which places are expected to bounce back more quickly.
Because the vast majority of UK economic activity takes place in the largest 63 cities and towns, they are crucial to the levelling up agenda.
This report calls for a simplification of the Treasury's Green Book methodology, stronger local government, and a Government strategy and resources to achieve levelling up.
Anthony Breach on how to reform the Government's Green Book to level up the country.
This report sets out how the Government should use the devolution white paper to reorganise and simplify local government to level up the country.
This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
The underperformance of big cities is at the heart of the North-South divide. If the Government is to ‘level up’ the economy then it needs to tackle this major economic problem.
Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
Poor air quality impacts on the health of residents and workers in cities in particular. Cities Outlook 2020 calls for urgent action from local and national government to clean up the air we breathe.
Cities Outlook 2020 takes an in-depth look at air pollution. Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel and Researcher Valentine Quinio join Andrew Carter to discuss the main findings and recommendations from the report.
The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.
Find city data and create charts and maps comparing cities on a range of economic indicators for the 63 largest cities and towns (defined as primary urban areas) we look at.
Want to know how your city fares on key indicators like population, start-ups and housing?Go to the city-by-city page