The most recent data suggests that a post-furlough unemployment surge may have been avoided and several cities in the North and Midlands are leading the recovery. However, this is far from achieving levelling up.
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Valentine Quinio compares footfall data in Birmingham city centre with eight surrounding town centres in the West Midlands to monitor recovery
The third and final event of our three-part series held in partnership with L&G discussed the future of leisure and amenities in cities.
Reflections from the first of our 'Future of Cities' events, in partnership with L&G
There were still 1.1 million people on furlough in September, and almost one third of them were in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
While an increase in the National Living Wage would help people in economically weaker places, it will not address the structural problems they face which cause low wages in the first place
While it may be comfortable for many older workers to remain at home, doing so risks limiting the professional development of the next generation.
City MinutesCity Minutes: How to level up… skills
Senior Analyst Elena Magrini on what the Government needs to do in skills policy to level up the UK.
Nobody yet knows what the future of post-pandemic work looks like, but it may not be as different as some expect.
Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.