Levelling up


This latest report from UK think tank Onward looks at the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

This report by Neil O’Brien and Guy Miscampbell is the first in a major programme of work on the government’s “levelling up” agenda. Following on from Onward’s opinion research on the 2019 election, which coined the term ‘red wall’ and the concept of ‘Workington Man’, this report exposes how the most growth-enhancing items of public spending – transport, innovation, housing and culture – are skewed towards London and other regions that are already productive.

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