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Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
Drawing on data from Cities Outlook 2023, this short deep dive session focused the key trends in Scotland's cities.
More than a year since the Covid furlough scheme ended, most urban areas appear to have bounced back to pre-pandemic employment levels – with just a couple of exceptions.
Explore the changing levels of activity within the high streets of Britain's cities and large towns from February 2020 to May 2022.
Cities Outlook 2022 looks in-depth at the state of UK high streets to get a sense of the short-term impact of the pandemic on Britain's town and city centres and the long-term consequences and implications this has for the Government’s levelling up agenda.
Foreign investment is currently skewed towards the Greater South East, but policy will need to tackle the fundamental barriers to investment elsewhere rather than using subsidies and tax breaks if this is to change.
There were still 1.1 million people on furlough in September, and almost one third of them were in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Economically struggling places need to look more critically at what they don’t have – not what they do have.
This briefing uses the theory of economic complexity to show how the economies of Britain’s cities and large towns have developed over time and sets out the implications for how the Government should approach its levelling up agenda.