The benefits of the Government’s u-turn will be felt most in cities and large towns in the North of England and the Midlands where pupils are more likely to be disadvantaged.
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If April claimant count data suggested cities and large towns in the North and Midlands were hardest hit, May's release shows that cities with strong economies in the South of England are now catching up.
Rolling back Covid support measures is complicated, but a framework for thinking about it suggests a clearer way forward.
New Job Retention Scheme data shows that firms in different places are taking varying decisions as to how to deal with the current uncertainty. This has implications for their ability to recover as the lockdown ends.
The Government has restated in recent weeks its commitment to 'levelling up' the economy once the current crisis subsides. But how should this be done?
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
City MinutesCity Minutes: Why the economic impact of Coronavirus will be felt differently across the UK
Nowhere is feeling the economic and social impact of Coronavirus more than UK’s cities and largest towns. In under ten minutes, Senior Analysts Elena Magrini and Kathrin Enenkel explain why the economic impact of the pandemic will be bigger in some places than others.
Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
Twenty years ago the economist Frances Cairncross predicted that communications technologies would lead to the spreading of jobs away from cities. In the decades since precisely the opposite has happened. But is Covid-19 about to change all that?
City TalksCity Talks: Face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age
Many expect the Coronavirus pandemic to bring about a working from home revolution. In this podcast Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston join Andrew Carter to discuss face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age.