Regional Inequality in Productivity in the UK: A Closer Look

Pub. Date
22 May, 2017

Across UK regions, large and persistent inequalities have been cited as a key issue both in the vote to leave the European Union and in the snap election, and have come to be viewed as an urgent policy priority.  One of the key narratives around recent shifts in voter sentiment has been that rising levels of regional inequality have been leaving entire swathes of the country behind, while London and the Southeast motor ahead. This briefing examines some of the evidence for this narrative.