The conversation about Coronavirus is mostly focussed on economic recovery. But not all urban areas are at the same stage of their fight against the virus.
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Anthony Breach takes a look at the learning about the pandemic that recent housing research provides, along with potential solutions to guide the rebuilding effort.
Buses have demonstrated that they are the essential public transport during the pandemic. Now central government, cities and bus operators must build a compact to deliver a successful National Bus Strategy.
Claims by ministers that freeports will create hotbeds of innovation in deprived areas do not reflect the realities of where innovation happens.
How has the pandemic affected prospects for growth around the country?
The increase of the threshold on stamp duty is most likely to encourage movement in cities in the Greater South East as well as giving homeowners in this area the greatest benefit.
The latest data shows that while no city or large town has high-take up of Job Retention Scheme but low claimant count, many do have high unemployment claims and lower levels of people on furlough.
Footfall data suggests that while smaller cities did see busy high streets, activity was sluggish in larger cities.
Changes in the immigration system will mostly affect cities in the Greater South East.
Councils are expecting large shortfalls as a result of coronavirus over the next 18 months. Data shows that urban areas are feeling the strain more.