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.
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Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Planning reform is needed to reconnect new housing to public transport infrastructure
As the labour market stabilises, claimant count rates in all cities still remain higher than they were pre-pandemic, impacting both the levelling up agenda and the current cost of living crisis.
The second in a series of blogs marking two years on from Covid-19, focusing on what the pandemic has meant for the high streets of our largest city and town centres.
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.
Our analysis shows that the city centres that were the strongest performers pre-pandemic were hardest hit by Covid-19
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.
While an increase in the National Living Wage would help people in economically weaker places, it will not address the structural problems they face which cause low wages in the first place
How our spatial footprint dictates our carbon footprint: the denser the greener