Lockdown changed how we live, work and shop significantly, but not all these changes have endured, nor have they been evenly spread across the country.
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The unexpected rise in inflation squeezes northern towns and cities hardest.
The UK is in the grip of a cost of living crisis, and there is a clear North-South divide in how it is playing out across the country. Explore the latest data for your city or large town.
The UK's productivity puzzleDoes London’s strong jobs growth mean we shouldn’t worry about it’s flat lining productivity?
After the financial crisis, London lost the status of being the UK’s engine of productivity growth. Now it may risk losing the status of the UK’s engine of overall growth.
The UK's productivity puzzleLondon’s (in)tangible loss
Weak investment in intangibles may be one of the explanations behind London’s weak productivity growth.
London's productivity growth has stalled since 2007, explaining a large part of the UK's 'productivity puzzle' and leaving it trailing behind its global peers.
The UK's productivity puzzleIs London the goose that has stopped laying the golden eggs?
The first blog of this series shows that London’s moved from leader to laggard in terms of the UK’s productivity growth, costing billions to the national economy.
City MinutesCity Minutes: London’s role in the UK’s productivity slowdown
A discussion surrounding the UK's productivity struggles and what role London plays in national productivity slowdown.
Compared to other European countries, Britain has a backlog of millions of homes that are missing from the housing market. Building these homes is key to solving the nation's housing crisis.
Cities Outlook 2023Why struggling cities still lead their regions
While many cities perform poorly against the national average, they still play an important role in their regions despite this underperformance.