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Online spend has increased everywhere, but figures offer hope to traditional bricks and mortar.
Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel on why the current web of business rates reliefs should be abolished.
The business rates burden falls disproportionately on Northern England and is a barrier to levelling up. Andrew Carter calls on the Chancellor to reform the system.
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.
A look back at the first national lockdown as England begins a second one.
Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing.
Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes through its discretionary granting of planning permissions is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing, and the housing crises in the most unaffordable cities and large towns.
Centre for Cities has responded to two important consultations for the White Paper on planning reform within England.