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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While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.
Cities are taking the lead when it comes to reopening the high street, but they need national support to address outstanding challenges.
As lockdown begins to ease and domestic tourism looks set to return, we examined how tourism affects local economies up and down the country.
The benefits of the Government’s u-turn will be felt most in cities and large towns in the North of England and the Midlands where pupils are more likely to be disadvantaged.
Our new high streets recovery tracker shows that successful city centres have seen the largest falls in footfall. Valentine Quinio on why this is likely to be driven by significant reductions in the share of people coming from outside the city.
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
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...