Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on … Continue reading “Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 29th May 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 29th May 2020”

The Uneven Economic Impact of COVID-19: Evidence From Claimant Counts

In this blog, Tasos Kitsos looks into the latest data on claimant counts and discusses aspects of the evolving COVID-19 economic crisis.  In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, evidence begins to appear on the magnitude of the economic impact that the pandemic is expected to have. The April 2020 claimant count rates have … Continue reading “The Uneven Economic Impact of COVID-19: Evidence From Claimant Counts”

The Impact of COVID-19 on Firm Innovation: The Case of the West Midlands

In this blog, Dr Chloe Billing explores the impact of COVID-19 on innovation activities in the West Midlands. A full range of business support measures has been made available to UK businesses to help with the current COVID-19 crisis. These were discussed in a recent blog by Professor Raquel Ortega Argiles and include the Coronavirus … Continue reading “The Impact of COVID-19 on Firm Innovation: The Case of the West Midlands”

Response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Inquiry on the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Workers

City-REDI / WMREDI have collated information from a range of contributors as a response to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and workers. It covers a variety of topics from identifying the complex and far-reaching impacts of the crisis to economic modelling … Continue reading “Response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee Inquiry on the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Workers”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 15th May 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 15th May 2020”

REDI to Debate – The Effect of COVID-19 on Levelling-Up and the Government’s Green Book

Welcome to REDI to Debate in the first edition of REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which will get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. WM REDI staff and guest contributors will discuss various topics, with this first publication focusing on how inclusive growth can be a tool to tackle regional imbalances … Continue reading “REDI to Debate – The Effect of COVID-19 on Levelling-Up and the Government’s Green Book”

‘Getting on the Ladder’ – Challenges Facing Young People Leaving Education During COVID-19

Professor Anne Green looks at both the short and longer-term effects that COVID-19 will have on youth employment levels, as well as the influence different levels of education will have on this. Getting On The Career Ladder – Challenges for the Young When unemployment rates were relatively low and employment rates high a key concern … Continue reading “‘Getting on the Ladder’ – Challenges Facing Young People Leaving Education During COVID-19”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 7th May 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 7th May 2020”

City-REDI Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Self-Employment in the UK – 13th May 2020, 1 pm – 2 pm

City-REDI will be holding a series of webinars over the next few months, details can be found below. Next up in the series is Dr Darja Reuschke, Associate Professor in Human Geography from the University of Southampton: COVID-19 and self-employment in the UK Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 1:00-2:00 pm (UK time) on Zoom Abstract: The … Continue reading “City-REDI Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Self-Employment in the UK – 13th May 2020, 1 pm – 2 pm”