Research and Evidence

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

The GCP and Cambridge Ahead are currently funding a further update, in June 2021. The outputs of the research will be published in due course following their completion.

Greater Cambridge Sectoral Employment Analysis – Published Research

CBR - GC Employment Update February 2021
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Published on 29 Mar 2021

CBR - GCP Employment Update November 2020
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Published on 15 Mar 2021

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