As local lockdowns are expected to become the new norm, Government must ensure businesses are adequately supported and that these local lockdowns reflect the right boundaries.
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A city's over-reliance on one industry stores up trouble for when a crisis hits.
Our analysis of Government data on job support
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.
City TalksCity Talks: Professor Francesca Gains on gender, representation and devolution
The University of Manchester's Francesca Gains on gender, representation and devolution.
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?