We need to be careful that we don't 'level down'

By Andrew Carter | 23 March 2021
  • Andrew Carter

As we look forward to lockdown ending this summer, political attention is turning to how we repair the economic damage done to our cities.

Understandably, there is a lot of focus on how to support the economies of cities and towns in the North and the Midlands – the places Government has pledged to level up – but it is an unfortunate reality that nowhere has escaped the pandemic’s damage and everywhere will need support in the years ahead. In London, around 500,000 people have lost their job in the past year and Crawley has the largest share of furloughed workers in the UK.

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