While in some parts of the country the situation is stabilising, the labour market in cities and large towns in the Greater South East continues to deteriorate.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic sends shockwaves through the labour market, Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
Drawing on lessons from the first lockdown, there will likely be large differences between how the high streets of cities across the UK recover as restrictions begin to lift.
As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic varies across the country, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
Our latest briefing shows that the Core Cities' city centres have been particularly affected by Covid-19. Policies aimed to kickstart an economic recovery should focus on getting centres working again, in terms of public transport and air quality, commercial property, and investment in skills.
This briefing examines the economic impact of Covid-19 from the first national lockdown to understand how the 11 Core Cities are likely to be affected by continuing restrictions and what the shape of their recovery might look like.
The pandemic has made levelling up four times harder and it risks levelling down otherwise economically successful parts of the country as well.
Despite claimant count remaining unchanged or declining in almost every city and large town over the past month, places are entering this second lockdown in a much weaker position than in March.
Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.