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While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.
Lessons from Germany & Tees Valley.
If April claimant count data suggested cities and large towns in the North and Midlands were hardest hit, May's release shows that cities with strong economies in the South of England are now catching up.
New Job Retention Scheme data shows that firms in different places are taking varying decisions as to how to deal with the current uncertainty. This has implications for their ability to recover as the lockdown ends.
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
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.