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Many expect the Coronavirus pandemic to bring about a working from home revolution. In this podcast Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston join Andrew Carter to discuss face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age.
Twenty years ago the economist Frances Cairncross predicted that communications technologies would lead to the spreading of jobs away from cities. In the decades since precisely the opposite has happened. But is Covid-19 about to change all that?
Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
Tony Wilson, Director at the Institute for Employment Studies, joins Andrew Carter to discuss the state of the labour market, the government response to the immediate crisis, and how to move to the next phase of the recovery.
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
Neil Lee joins Andrew Carter to discuss innovation and the future of work.
Uncertainty for self-employed people, home-working and the importance of agglomeration – the impact of Coronavirus on employment will be felt differently across the UK
‘Activating’ the economically inactive should be top of the Government agenda, but it should be realistic about whether it can fill the gaps the new immigration system will create.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...