New Job Retention Scheme data shows that firms in different places are taking varying decisions as to how to deal with the current uncertainty. This has implications for their ability to recover as the lockdown ends.
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The launch of our framework to aid cities' recoveries
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
The latest unemployment data and claimant counts across the country
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
City TalksCity Talks: Coronavirus and UK unemployment with Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson, Director at the Institute for Employment Studies, joins Andrew Carter to discuss the state of the labour market, the government response to the immediate crisis, and how to move to the next phase of the recovery.
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
Hear about our latest research on the impact of the Coronavirus on businesses and employment
After some initial adjustments, cities will continue to play a central role in the national economy.