This is the first recession where real time data from private companies is giving up to date information on the performance of the economy. It’s time the public sector caught up.
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What impact did the Prime Minister's calls for people to work from home again, after attempts to get people back into the office over the summer, have on worker footfall in city and town centres?
Unemployment claims continue to rise, but at a slower pace, suggesting the gradual phase out of the job retention scheme has not translated into unemployment. At least not yet.
September's update to the High Streets Recovery Tracker shows that the recovery of high streets has come to a stall in September.
City TalksCity Talks: Politicians on levelling up during the Covid-19 pandemic
Four senior politicians on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the levelling up agenda - and why it's more important than ever.
Covid-19 has encouraged places to look for new sources of knowledge and new tools, but a lack of cohesiveness is limiting what can be done.
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.
In the UK, competition for jobs has risen most in places where work was already hardest to find, raising concerns about widening geographic inequality.
Looking across data on footfall and sales suggests that while eating out did help out, the impact varied significantly across cities.
City MinutesCity Minutes: The impact of Eat Out to Help Out on cities
The Government launched the Eat Out To Help Out scheme to support the hospitality sector and encourage people to return to restaurants and cafes. More than 64 million meals were sold as part...