Britain’s biggest cities were the slowest to recover after lockdowns. But does this mean that they face greater long-term challenges? Not necessarily.
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To maximise any wider impact that moving government departments north might have, these jobs should be put in a city centre.
As new restrictions affect retail in the run up to Christmas, what does spending data from earlier in the year tell us about what the future might hold for the high street?
City TalksCity Talks: Pat Ritchie on the biggest challenges for Newcastle
This week, Andrew Carter is joined by Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council to explore how the future for Newcastle might look in the context of city devolution, levelling up, and building back better.
In most city centres, the second lockdown had less of an impact on footfall than the first one. But city size matters as much as the tier of restrictions.
What the Chancellor needs to focus on in the Spending Review 2020 to put local economies in the best position to bounce back, level up and decarbonise.
Online spend has increased everywhere, but figures offer hope to traditional bricks and mortar.
City TalksCity Talks: Ben Wilson on the history of cities – humankind’s greatest invention
Bestselling author Ben Wilson discusses how cities have shaped the way people interact and driven human progress forward.
Change can be hard. Changing something as complex as the business rates system is no exception to this - but the Dutch experience shows it is not only possible but also well worth it.
Paul Swinney argues that high streets and city centres will adapt, as they always have done, to the challenge of Covid-19.