This briefing uses the theory of economic complexity to show how the economies of Britain’s cities and large towns have developed over time and sets out the implications for how the Government should approach its levelling up agenda.
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Guilherme Rodrigues analyses the latest claimant count and job postings data and warns that some cities look particularly vulnerable as we approach the end of the furlough scheme.
Analyst Valentine Quinio explores the latest high street spend and footfall data to establish what impact England’s ‘Freedom Day’ had on consumer behaviour, and what this means for high street recovery.
It is well known that British cities do not get more productive as they get bigger. But a very different picture emerges when looking at city centres with implications for levelling up.
Switching to electric vehicles will help us on the road to net zero, but to reach our destination most of us will need to ditch cars entirely.
The UK has pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This report sets out what needs to change if cities and large towns are to lead the way in helping the Government achieve this goal.
Explore the carbon footprint of your city or town to see how sectors contribute to total carbon emissions and how it compares to other places.
This report, published in partnership with Clarion Housing Group, analyses how the pandemic has affected people’s spending, saving and debt, and evaluates what this means for the recovery of the UK’s cities and largest towns.
Data from this month's update shows signs of recovery in most cities and large towns, but for a few, significant challenges remain.
City MinutesCity Minutes: What do the 2021 metro mayoral elections mean for England’s cities?
Anthony Breach on the results of England's 2021 metro mayoral elections and what they mean for urban politics.