There have already been plenty of comparisons drawn between the economic impact of the 2008 financial crisis and the inevitable economic fallout from the current global health pandemic, the novel Coronavirus.

However, post-2008 there has been plenty of data and research to show that the negative economic consequences were not felt by all. Income inequality has grown, the ability to move up the income ladder has become harder, and whilst towns and more regional communities have suffered, cities and industry hubs have thrived.