As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic varies across the country, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
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For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
The Government should listen to the overwhelming majority of Londoners who want to see more decisions about the capital’s future taken in London.
City TalksPolicies, politics and personalities in this year’s mayoral elections
Andrew Carter is joined by three distinguished guests to discuss the ins and outs of the upcoming mayoral elections, with a focus on Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and London.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
How to revive the high street after the pandemic.
Raj Kandola, Head of Policy for Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, outlines what kind of Metro Mayor the West Midlands needs as the city region begins to recover from Covid-19.
Almost 10 million new jobs will need to be generated to recover from the pandemic, making job creation the most pressing policy challenge we face in the immediate future.
While retail and hospitality account for the largest shares of jobs on furlough across the country, the export base of some places has been particularly affected, raising concerns about their ability to bounce back.
Greater Manchester will soon adopt a London-style bus franchising system so what are the expected consequences of the decision, and why should other cities follow?