New SPERI Brief features in BBC coverage on the ‘North-South Divide’

tom-hunt-250SPERI’s new research Brief compares the post-crisis performance of the Sheffield, Brighton and Oxford city-region economies. The report by SPERI’s Policy Research Officer Tom Hunt looks at a range of economic indicators for the three economies over the last decade including employment levels, the sectors people work in, pay, economic output and levels of disposable income.

Throughout this week BBC Sheffield is focusing on the North-South Divide and SPERI’s research is a key part of their coverage. You can read an article about the report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34868679

The report’s findings were discussed on the BBC’s Sunday Politics show on 22nd November which you can watch here (starts at 41mins). And again on BBC Look North here.

Tom spoke to Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield about the report (07.20am): Listen here (the interview starts at 7.20am). And later this morning he appeared live on BBC news.

This week other members of the SPERI team will be speaking to the BBC about the report’s findings and providing reaction and analysis following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review on Wednesday 25th. Follow SPERI on Twitter to keep up to date with the coverage.

On Friday 27th BBC Sheffield will end their week’s coverage with a special edition of the Breakfast Show live from London. Tom Hunt will be joining Toby Foster for the show. Listen on Friday between 7-10am at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiosheffield or at 88.6FM.