While the take-up of the Job Retention Scheme has increased everywhere in January to reflect the third lockdown, there are signs that things are less bad than during the first one.
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Our latest briefing shows that the Core Cities' city centres have been particularly affected by Covid-19. Policies aimed to kickstart an economic recovery should focus on getting centres working again, in terms of public transport and air quality, commercial property, and investment in skills.
Online briefing and Q&A
This briefing examines the economic impact of Covid-19 from the first national lockdown to understand how the 11 Core Cities are likely to be affected by continuing restrictions and what the shape of their recovery might look like.
Covid-19 has affected different parts of the country differently; a Treasury-led approach won't help them rebuild.
The Covid-19 recession is very different to previous ones, and its recovery is likely to be so too. We should expect the UK economy, and many of its cities, to experience a sharp bounce back.
Just a year ago, Crawley was counted among the most economically successful cities and large towns in the country, but the collapse of the international travel industry has raised concerns about the town's future.
Covid is just the latest in a number of health crises experienced by cities in the East Asia in the last 20 years, but it hasn’t stopped their growth.
The pandemic has made levelling up four times harder and it risks levelling down otherwise economically successful parts of the country as well.
Covid-19 has made levelling up the North and Midlands four times harder - the Government needs a plan to save the levelling up agenda.