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Inequality knows no compass points

The North/South divide is not the problem. Economic centralism is Neil and Matthew’s blog is also a chapter in a new e-book ‘The Politics of the North: Governance, Territory and Identity in Northern England’, co-edited by SPERI’s deputy director Craig Berry and SPERI researcher Arianna Giovannini. Find out more and download the e-book here. For decades, the North/South divide has … Continue reading

11 February 2016 by
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The uneven path of City Deal devolution in the North of England

Ariana Giovannini

The view from Yorkshire reveals growing tension and rising pressures from below The City Deals and Northern Powerhouse agenda has been presented by George Osborne as the making of a ‘devolution revolution’ in the North of England. The ‘Devo-Manc’ agreement certainly broke new ground in this respect, unavoidably setting a benchmark for other areas.  And yet, as things have progressed, … Continue reading

28 January 2016 by
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New SPERI Brief features in BBC coverage on the ‘North-South Divide’

SPERI’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 … Continue reading

23 November 2015 by
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Great coverage of latest SPERI Brief on infrastructure investment

Our latest Brief on Public infrastructure investment & business activity in the English regions has been widely covered in the media yesterday including the front page of the Independent and the front page of the Yorkshire Post and today in the FT. – The Independent: Northern Powerhouse: Funding ‘heavily biased’ towards London despite Government promises – The Yorkshire Post: Tories’ committment to … Continue reading

2 September 2015 by
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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 … Continue reading

25 March 2014 by
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