The UK is in the grip of a cost of living crisis, and there is a clear North-South divide in how it is playing out across the country. Explore the latest data for your city or large town.
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Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
Cities Outlook 2023Has economic inactivity gone up everywhere in the country since the pandemic hit?
The national story of rising inactivity and labour shortages only plays out in a handful of cities and this has important implications for how policy goes about addressing the issue.
Cities Outlook 2023Solving the UK’s inactivity crisis
What does the UK's growing inactivity crisis say about the state of the labour market and how should policy tackle this urban problem?
The geography of the cost of living crisis persists, with cities and large towns in the North most impacted by soaring costs.
This report sets out what the cost of living crisis is, what is driving it, and how the squeeze on disposable incomes is likely to be felt across the UK’s cities and largest towns.
This briefing looks at the impact that homeworking is having on local businesses, how important it is for the high street that office workers return, and what prospects it faces if they don’t.
Explore the changing levels of activity within the high streets of Britain's cities and large towns from February 2020 to May 2022.
Spain’s cities, unlike Britain’s, are typically dominated by a mid-rise urban form. This makes active travel and public transport more effective, and promotes the economic benefits of agglomeration.
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.