The UK economy has suffered its
biggest slump on record and remains in recession. Central London’s world-famous shopping district sits largely empty with no prospect of returning to normal soon. But can green shoots of a recovery be seen on suburban high streets in other parts of the capital?
While the prevalence of the virus is now lower in London than other regions there has been evidence economic recovery in the capital has lagged behind the rest of the country.
There were 2.5 times more unemployment benefit claimants in London as of June than at the beginning of the year – steeper than the 2.1 times