Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
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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.
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.
Pressure has been mounting for the Government to outline an exit strategy. How would the strategies proposed for easing the lockdown play out across the UK?
Valentine Quinio on how density plays a smaller role in the spread of Coronavirus than socioeconomic factors.
Hear about our latest research on the impact of the Coronavirus on businesses and employment
City TalksCity Talks: LSE’s Neil Lee on hipsters, geeks and the future of work
Neil Lee joins Andrew Carter to discuss innovation and the future of work.
The current major downturn will put financial pressure on households across the country. Policy must target the needs of each area locally and plug the most pressing gaps in household liquidity.