This briefing looks at the impact that homeworking is having on local businesses, how important it is for the high street that office workers return, and what prospects it faces if they don’t.
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Senior Analyst Valentine Quinio shares key findings from Centre for Cities' latest briefing: Homeworking and the high street
The award of city status to eight places to mark the Queen’s Jubilee should be a source of civic pride, but it will make no difference to their economies
Explore the changing levels of activity within the high streets of Britain's cities and large towns from February 2020 to May 2022.
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.
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.
Foreign investment is currently skewed towards the Greater South East, but policy will need to tackle the fundamental barriers to investment elsewhere rather than using subsidies and tax breaks if this is to change.
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
Economically struggling places need to look more critically at what they don’t have – not what they do have.