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Mapping and addressing COVID-19 regional inequalities using real-time spending data

Gathergood, John, Gunzinger, Fabian, Guttman-Kenney, Benedict, Quispe-Torreblanca, Edika G. and Stewart, Neil (2021) Mapping and addressing COVID-19 regional inequalities using real-time spending data. British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Using real-time data John Gathergood, Fabian Gunzinger, Benedict Guttman-Kenney, Edika Quispe-Torreblanca, and Neil Stewart show the UK recovery in consumer spending in the second half of 2020 was geographically uneven, heavily weighted to the home counties around outer London and the South. These patterns were exacerbated during November 2020 when a second national lockdown was imposed. To prevent such COVID-19-driven regional inequalities from becoming persistent we propose the government introduces temporary, regionally-targeted interventions (e.g. business tax relief, travel vouchers, local government transfers) in 2021.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 11:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:02

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