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As new restrictions affect retail in the run up to Christmas, what does spending data from earlier in the year tell us about what the future might hold for the high street?
This week, Andrew Carter is joined by Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council to explore how the future for Newcastle might look in the context of city devolution, levelling up, and building back better.
In most city centres, the second lockdown had less of an impact on footfall than the first one. But city size matters as much as the tier of restrictions.
Online spend has increased everywhere, but figures offer hope to traditional bricks and mortar.
Despite claimant count remaining unchanged or declining in almost every city and large town over the past month, places are entering this second lockdown in a much weaker position than in March.
A look back at the first national lockdown as England begins a second one.
London finds itself in the unfamiliar position of being amongst the UK’s worst performing cities. Are we seeing a levelling down?
Job postings are slower to recover where more people work from home and high-street footfall remains low, making it harder for redundant workers to find jobs.
While over the summer many social distancing restrictions were lifted almost everywhere, this was not reflected in the same way in local labour markets.
This is the first recession where real time data from private companies is giving up to date information on the performance of the economy. It’s time the public sector caught up.