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.
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The last couple of months have shown a stabilisation of claimant count after consecutive months of improvement. The UK’s largest cities show relatively high claimant count rates.
Analysis from our High Streets Recovery Tracker on how people react when remote-working guidance is lifted, and what that tells us about what to expect next.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Is Covid-19 killing the high street?
Chief Executive Andrew Carter is joined by Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel and Analyst Valentine Quinio to unpack the main findings and implications of Cities Outlook 2022
The most recent data suggests that a post-furlough unemployment surge may have been avoided and several cities in the North and Midlands are leading the recovery. However, this is far from achieving levelling up.
Valentine Quinio compares footfall data in Birmingham city centre with eight surrounding town centres in the West Midlands to monitor recovery
The third and final event of our three-part series held in partnership with L&G discussed the future of leisure and amenities in cities.
Reflections from the first of our 'Future of Cities' events, in partnership with L&G
There were still 1.1 million people on furlough in September, and almost one third of them were in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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