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Government urban regeneration initiative failed to improve Britain's most deprived areas
Henry G. Overman
May 2021
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Tags: economic geography; social mobility; regeneration; growth; policy

In 1994, John Major's Conservative government launched an initiative to improve a range of societal issues through regeneration. The Single Regeneration Budget ran for nearly a decade, but failed to create opportunities that would benefit deprived communities. Henry Overman explains why the scheme fell short of its ambitions.