Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
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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...
The nature of self-employment varies starkly across the country; ensuring that legislation adequately supports self-employed people will be particularly important in places with weaker labour markets.
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.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
Burnley’s economic performance highlights the dangers of over-reliance on traditional manufacturing
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
The decline of the city’s performance in a number of key areas has important implications for the Industrial Strategies
Local economic data is often incomplete and problematic. Only by analysing how cities fare across the full range of indicators can we hope to gauge their performance.