Almost 10 million new jobs will need to be generated to recover from the pandemic, making job creation the most pressing policy challenge we face in the immediate future.
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While retail and hospitality account for the largest shares of jobs on furlough across the country, the export base of some places has been particularly affected, raising concerns about their ability to bounce back.
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As the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme progresses policy makers should be planning how to repair the economic damage done by the pandemic and build back better. Centre for Cities’...
While in some parts of the country the situation is stabilising, the labour market in cities and large towns in the Greater South East continues to deteriorate.
City centres have been hit hard by Covid-19 and London’s city centre has been hit the hardest.
While the take-up of the Job Retention Scheme has increased everywhere in January to reflect the third lockdown, there are signs that things are less bad than during the first one.
Just a year ago, Crawley was counted among the most economically successful cities and large towns in the country, but the collapse of the international travel industry has raised concerns about the town's future.
After the most challenging of years, Cities Outlook 2021 assesses the impact of Covid on urban life and on the Government’s promise to level up the economy.
The pandemic has made levelling up four times harder and it risks levelling down otherwise economically successful parts of the country as well.
Skills are a key determinant of the success of people and places. Levelling up must address the root causes that are holding cities and large towns back.