South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Weekly Policy Briefing (14 April)

This week’s key messages:

  • With childcare costs on the rise, a recent report by Nesta shows how childcare affordability differs across the country with London having the highest ratio. Figures also show the decrease in childcare providers, particularly childminders.
  • We look at the turbulence in the global banking system over the past month and cover the key concepts that explain why this is important, the risk of contagion in the UK, and whether this will lead to the next financial crisis.
  • A mapping analysis of South Yorkshire’s natural capital which was produced as part of a wider project with SYMCA, Local Authorities and other partners.
  • ONS figures indicate the UK economy stagnated in February 2023, with strike action leading to declines in key sectors covering health and education.

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