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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Three years on from lockdown, online spend has returned to its pre-pandemic trajectory. But sectors like groceries and food and drinks sectors have drastically increased online share since the pandemic.
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.
Nearly three years since the UK entered lockdown, how have our city centres changed across the country?
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.