Please download the file below to read the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Weekly Policy Briefing as of Friday 25 February.
This week’s key messages
The return of workers to offices is revealing some interesting trends. Workers in London are returning at a lower rate than in the ‘core cities’. And those that do return seem to prefer Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays according to transport data, although local footfall data challenges that trend.
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has been covering the recent decades-high inflation rate facing consumers. But the headline inflation rate (5.4%) has been criticised as not reflecting prices as experienced by people shopping for basics like food. ONS and others are on a mission to adapt survey methods to better meet this need.
Is Sheffield the hardest-working city? According to a poll reported in the Mirror, yes, as people are more likely to work beyond their contracted hours.