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What are the economic forces polarising the UK?

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2019) What are the economic forces polarising the UK? LSE Brexit (01 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Economic performance varies widely between different places in the UK, writes Henry G. Overman (LSE). There is a broad North-South pattern, but also substantial variation within those areas. In some measures, the performance gap has widened since the financial crisis. Austerity too reduced redistribution and so it is partly responsible for the recent widening of spatial disparities. Conseqently, the Brexit vote, for example, was highly uneven with some places more likely to vote Leave and others more likely to vote Remain. Policy, however, needs to make sure that people in disadvantaged communities can access the opportunities generated, which will require substantial intervention across a wide range of policy areas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 14:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:32

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