There were still 1.1 million people on furlough in September, and almost one third of them were in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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England's incoming metro mayors will face challenges and opportunities that necessitate decisive action and collaboration.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
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Join us to hear about how decarbonisation could help to level up the country
Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
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Do financial incentives make any difference? Economic development expert Tim Bartik joins Andrew Carter to debunk the biggest assumptions made by policymakers in this field.
Access to cheap borrowing has encouraged local authorities to invest in commercial property. Cities can use this approach to revive city centres, but only by diversifying away from retail.
A greater focus on manufacturing will not bring greater prosperity to people living in struggling cities
Some sectors have seen job decreases as they’ve become more productive – but have also helped boost jobs in other sectors