Weaker high streets are likely to suffer more as the Government’s temporary Covid-19 business supports are withdrawn.
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While it has been frequently claimed that the shift to home working has been a boon for suburban high streets, the data tells a different story
The old Use Class Order created and reinforced divides between cities, the new reforms put cities on a level playing field.
City centre footfall rose in Swansea while the city council implemented its free bus policy, but there wasn’t much change in city centre spending.
The Levelling Up White Paper aims to have a globally competitive city in “every area” by 2030. International comparisons suggest that this is a very ambitious target.
Cosmetic interventions alone will not revitalise our high streets. To truly level up, the onus must be placed on making city centres better places to do business, in turn boosting footfall and consumer demand.
Not all high streets have been evenly affected by Covid-19, Cambridge and Mansfield serve as telling examples.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Will the Government’s plan level up the UK?
Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney assesses the long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper
Yesterday’s white paper is good in its intentions, but falls down on its longer-term vision and funding to support this
The ‘Medici effect’ of bringing people of different backgrounds together to encourage innovation is just another way of describing a city