Cities are taking the lead when it comes to reopening the high street, but they need national support to address outstanding challenges.
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Although restrictions on opening are being lifted, high street businesses remain at risk while office workers remain at home.
Rolling back Covid support measures is complicated, but a framework for thinking about it suggests a clearer way forward.
Our new high streets recovery tracker shows that successful city centres have seen the largest falls in footfall. Valentine Quinio on why this is likely to be driven by significant reductions in the share of people coming from outside the city.
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How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Join us to discuss the prospects for our city centres post-lockdown
The lockdown will likely accelerate the decline of the high street in some places. A focused, long-term effort is required to help them recover and thrive again.
Visits to city-centres have fallen substantially. How has coronavirus affected those travelling to city-centres for leisure activities? Lahari Ramuni uses anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data to find out.
New data reveals how people who regularly travel into city centres modified their behaviour as the coronavirus crisis unfolded and how this varied between cities.