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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

Lindsay Judge

Research Director
T: 0203 372 2960
E: lindsay.judge@resolutionfoundation.org

Charlie McCurdy

Economist
T: 020 3372 2981
E: charlie.mccurdy@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

All change please?

What going for growth could mean for different places across Britain

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. After a decade of stagnation and many decades of persistent regional economic divides, the task of securing a…
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Levelling-up: The Blair-Osborne Project

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There have been many attempts in the past to reduce the gaps between richer and poorer parts of the UK. But despite progress on some measures (most notably employment and…
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Solving the productivity puzzle

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Regional inequalities are a longstanding feature within UK political debate. However, they have gained additional pertinence in the years since the 2008 financial crisis. From the 2016 EU referendum result,…
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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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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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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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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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