As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic begins to ease, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
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How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
As part of his response to Coronavirus, the Chancellor announced that small businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality will be exempted from business rates this year. But how will this play out across the country?
The UK population has risen steadily over the last decade, increasing by 7.5 per cent between 2008 and 2018. However, UK cities have experienced different scales of population growth. Cities in...
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
Self-employment is a man’s world, but this is true in some cities more than others. The presence of self-employed women varies significantly between cities, but in all cities self-employed women are a minority.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #5: Public bodies should buy locally to support local economies
If cities don’t spend money on local firms, does money then ‘leak’ out to other areas? This Christmas, consumers are being encouraged perhaps more than ever to buy locally or even to use...
Encouraging productive investment should be a priority in next month’s budget
A responsive planning system is a crucial factor for investors and developers when deciding which cities to invest in
The Great British Brain DrainNorthern cities cannot rely on public sector jobs alone to attract graduates
Bolstering the private sector in places with a high share of public sector graduate jobs will be crucial in starting to reverse the UK’s brain drain.