Only once policy makers recognise that retailers' struggles are inseparable from the strength of the wider local economy will they be able to find sustainable solutions to high street decline.
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Skills are a key determinant of the success of people and places. Levelling up must address the root causes that are holding cities and large towns back.
What the Chancellor needs to focus on in the Spending Review 2020 to put local economies in the best position to bounce back, level up and decarbonise.
Online spend has increased everywhere, but figures offer hope to traditional bricks and mortar.
Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel on why the current web of business rates reliefs should be abolished.
The business rates burden falls disproportionately on Northern England and is a barrier to levelling up. Andrew Carter calls on the Chancellor to reform the system.
Change can be hard. Changing something as complex as the business rates system is no exception to this - but the Dutch experience shows it is not only possible but also well worth it.
Paul Swinney argues that high streets and city centres will adapt, as they always have done, to the challenge of Covid-19.
A look back at the first national lockdown as England begins a second one.
How dependent are cities in Britain on trade with the single market and which would be likely to be the worst affected if we were to leave without a trade deal?