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Cities and regions


How much income you have, how that income has grown, and how far that incomes stretches – particularly with regard to housing costs – depends to a large extent on where you live in Britain. Our work focuses on regional living standards trends, and the role of local and regional policy in shaping those shifts.

Contacts

Nye Cominetti

Economic Analyst
T: 0203 372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org

Charlie McCurdy

Researcher
T: 020 3372 2981
E: charlie.mccurdy@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

From locking down to levelling up

The past, present and future of Welsh living standards

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Wales needs to move centre-stage in the UK’s ‘levelling up’ agenda as its strong performance on jobs has not been matched on pay packets, leaving the country struggling to reduce…
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Events

From locking down to ‘levelling up’ Wales

The past, present and future of Welsh living standards

Wales is often absent from Westminster-based discussions around ‘levelling up’, despite household incomes in Wales lagging as far behind the UK average as those in the north of England. But…
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Events

City limits?

Living with, and recovering from, Covid-19

Live interactive webinar.  City economies have been upended by Covid-19, as it changes what we do and where we do it. City regions across the country are having to rethink…
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Publications

Local differences

Responding to the local economic impact of coronavirus

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Britain’s jobs crisis has hit every part of the country hard. At a headline regional level, job loss and furloughing has been fairly evenly spread. But increases in unemployment-related benefit…
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Publications

Painting the towns blue

Demography, economy and living standards in the political geographies emerging from the 2019 General Election

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This report provides an audit of the demography, economy and living standards of what we term the ‘Blue Wall’: the 50 seats that were gained by the Conservatives from Labour…
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Publications

The long and winding road

The introduction and impact of Universal Credit in Liverpool City Region and the UK

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Universal Credit (UC) – the fundamental re-design of Britain’s welfare system involving merging six benefits into one – is an enormous undertaking. This report reviews both the national UC picture…
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Comment

Election 2019: how Britain’s North-South divide is changing

Closing the divide once and for all is a challenge all political parties say they want to embrace

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The North-South divide is a theme often used by – and against – politicians to highlight inequality in the UK, and election time is no exception. But this divide has…
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Events

Ageing fast, ageing slow

When Britain’s geography and demography collide

Britain is getting older. Life expectancy is rising and, with Britain’s large post-war baby boomer generation now moving into retirement, a growing proportion of our population are pensioners. But not…
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