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CentrePiece article
People, places and politics: the challenge of 'levelling up' the UK
Henry G. Overman
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP570:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020

Tags: spatial disparities; skills; cities; left-behind places; 2019 general election

As has been much discussed since the election, economic performance varies widely among the towns, cities and regions of the UK. Henry Overman argues that policies to address these spatial disparities should be judged on whether they improve individual opportunities, not whether they narrow the gaps between different parts of the country.

An earlier version of this article appeared in CEP's 2019 Election Analysis series as 'People, Places and Politics: Policy Challenges of the UK's Uneven Economic Geography'