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How the UK high street was hit by the pandemic: look up your area

Using the ‘FT interactive: See how businesses in your area have been affected during the pandemic’:

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  • What was the impact of the pandemic on local businesses in your area according to the data?

  • How do the effects in your area compare with the rest of the UK?

  • Search for the City of London. Use the data to outline the impact of the pandemic on this area

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  • What reasons are given for why local authorities within large cities such as London and Manchester have suffered more than smaller urban centres and rural areas?

  • To what extent does this represent a permanent switch in the north/south economic divide?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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