SPERI Research mentioned in Parliamentary Debate

In a parliamentary budget debate yesterday, Paul Blomfield MP referred to recent SPERI Research to argue that the budget does nothing to tackle regional inequalities and the north/south divide:

“The Budget does not just ignore those issues; it is making them worse. Research by Sheffield political economy research institute has exposed the Chancellor’s flagship increase in the income tax  personal allowance as not benefiting the lowest paid and not addressing regional inequality. In many ways, it has made that inequality worse”.

You can watch the video of Paul’s speech here or you can read the transcript here (column 106).