Weaker high streets are likely to suffer more as the Government’s temporary Covid-19 business supports are withdrawn.
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While it has been frequently claimed that the shift to home working has been a boon for suburban high streets, the data tells a different story
The old Use Class Order created and reinforced divides between cities, the new reforms put cities on a level playing field.
City centre footfall rose in Swansea while the city council implemented its free bus policy, but there wasn’t much change in city centre spending.
Short-term, place-sensitive responses will be essential to closing the Covid-induced geographic rift in learning and preventing disparities in attainment from widening.
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.
Cosmetic interventions alone will not revitalise our high streets. To truly level up, the onus must be placed on making city centres better places to do business, in turn boosting footfall and consumer demand.
Not all high streets have been evenly affected by Covid-19, Cambridge and Mansfield serve as telling examples.
Cities Outlook 2022 welcomed some of the country’s most prominent local leaders to reflect on the recovery of their high streets and city centres through various lenses
How have two years and three lockdowns changed our shopping habits, and what does this mean for the future of our city and town centres?