Investing in regional equality: four English examples

Think tank: City-REDI

Author(s): Abigail Taylor; Johannes Read; Anne Green; Jeffrey Matsu

February 1, 2024

This report from UK think tank City-REDI looks at how cities could successfully overcome significant social and economic inequalities.

Some international cities have innovated to successfully overcome significant social and economic inequalities in recent years. This report, written in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), aims understand whether English local authorities could emulate this success.

Using the nine key success factors identified in a 2022 report, Investing in regional equality: lessons from four cities, this report examined the experiences of four different areas in England: Dudley, Enfield, South Yorkshire and Tees Valley. The report aims to find out which of the nine success factors were applicable in the English context, whether they were being used to their full potential and what barriers local authorities were facing.