Unprecedented economic contractions are forecast at global and national scales by the IMF and the UK’s OBR. But the real impact will be felt locally, by business and people who are out of work.
We know the impact will be uneven across localities, sectors and individual businesses.
However, it is difficult to access and analyse up-to date data in a fast moving crisis.
We offer an approach to rapidly collect and analyse sufficient data to make informed decisions for local public sector action and provide a baseline against which to track recovery.
This paper is part of our ongoing ICC Conversations series where we will explore how the impact of COVID19 is playing out in local economies. We will ask: which places are likely to come through the challenges better or worse? Importantly, what kind of an economy do we want? And what might be done to aid the recovery and rethink at a local level? Please download the document int he link below: