Research and Evidence

The GCP aims to invest in projects and programmes that deliver the City Deal and grow and share prosperity, improving quality of life for the people of Greater Cambridge, now and in the future. To make the right investments, the GCP uses evidence and research to understand the key opportunities and barriers to growth in the area.

Information about research commissioned by the GCP is provided below. More information will be added to this page over time.

Greater Cambridge Sectoral Employment Analysis (Ongoing)

This research programme is being undertaken by the Centre for Business Research (CBR) and is funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridge Ahead. The research will analyse the growth of employment in different sectors across Greater Cambridge, enabling local partners to have robust, timely data on local sectors and businesses. It will take the form of a series of updates, analysing data drawn from company accounts over time, designed specifically to understand the challenges facing specific local sectors over the coming months, in light of Covid-19.

  • June 2022
    The latest update from the Greater Cambridge Sectoral Employment analysis is the sixth update and was released in June 2022. The new data covers the period between  April 2021 and December 2021 (the median year end is August 2021). The next update, to be published in Autumn 2022.

  • February 2022
    The latest update from the Greater Cambridge Sectoral Employment analysis is the fifth update and was released in April 2022. The new data covers the period between December 2020 and April 2021 (the median year end is March 2021). The next update, will cast light on the effects of the unwinding of the unprecedented furlough support package as this could have implications for corporate employment changes.
  • October 2021
    The fourth update was released in December 2021 and the new data covers the period between October 2020 and April 2021. At headline level, findings outline the resilience of knowledge intensive (KI) sectors, ensuring employment rates in Greater Cambridge continued to grow despite the challenges of Covid-19.
  • June 2021
    The third update from the Greater Cambridge Sectoral Employment analysis was finalised in June and analyses data from accounting year ends between 6th April 2020 and 31st December 2020. The new data gives some headline figures on the impact of Covid-19 on our sectors. At headline level the findings outline the strong performance of the Greater Cambridge corporate economy.
  • February 2021
    The second update, finalised in February 2021, analysed data from accounting year ends between 31st March 2020 and 31st August 2020 (to a median year end of April 2020). The February update is available to download below. It presents insights capturing on average the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic, building our evidence base on the impact of the pandemic on local employment.
  • November 2020
    The first update, finalised in November 2020, analysed data from accounting year ends between 30th November 2019 and 31st May 2020 (to a median year end of December 2019). The November update is available to download below. It provides a robust picture of the performance of local sectors just prior to, or just at, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, providing a baseline for a unique evidence base on the impact of Covid-19 on local sectors.

Published 02 Aug 2022
Greater Cambridge Employment Update June 2022

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Published 22 Jul 2022
Greater-Cambridge-Employment-Update-February-2022

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Published 22 Jul 2022
Greater-Cambridge-Employment-Update-October-2021

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Published 04 Aug 2021
CBR-GC-Employment-Update-February-2021

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Published 04 Aug 2021
CBR-GCP-Employment-Update-November-2020

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