While retail and hospitality account for the largest shares of jobs on furlough across the country, the export base of some places has been particularly affected, raising concerns about their ability to bounce back.
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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.
In most cities and large towns, applications for the EU Settlement Scheme far outnumber population estimates.
Short-term support to help businesses bounce back from Covid-19 should be combined with the delivery of new housing and transport improvements.
This report investigates the development of the Fast Growth Cities, shining a light on the additional challenges this group has faced due to the pandemic and exploring how best to unlock their further growth and future success.
Discussions on R&D spending need to move beyond geographic imbalances in public funding if they are to help policy makers encourage innovation in other parts of the country.
Stamp duty holidays may be justified whilst the pandemic continues, but they are not a longterm option. What does the future hold for the holiday and local taxation for cities in the post-Covid world?
The Environment Bill's delay pushes air quality further down the Government's agenda, seriously impeding our prioritisation of environmental issues and building a green recovery.
The pandemic has made levelling up four times harder and it risks levelling down otherwise economically successful parts of the country as well.
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.