Tipping the balance


This report from the UK think tank Centre for Policy Studies looks at how trade and investment can rebalance the UK economy.

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it has a chance to develop an independent trade policy for the first time in over four decades. Yet there is a risk that the substantial benefits of new trade deals will accrue primarily to those areas that have already benefited in the past. A new Centre for Policy Studies report, ‘Tipping the Balance’, authored by Eamonn Ives and published ahead of the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America – the think tank’s flagship event, which will have trade and investment as one of its core themes – shows how changes to trade and investment policy could be a vital tool in driving growth in some of the country’s most deprived areas, delivering on the Government’s objective of rebalancing the economy.

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