The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the fore increasing concerns about inequalities not only between different population groups – such as the gap between the rich and poor, young and old, and different ethnic groups – but also between people living in different places.
Even prior to the crisis though, there was a sense that the UK is not only a highly geographically unequal country, but also an increasingly geographically unequal one.
In this episode, we explore these geographical inequalities with David Phillips, Associate Director at IFS and an expert on devolved and local government finance.
Inequality: The IFS Deaton Review is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Paul has been the Director of the IFS since 2011. He is also currently visiting professor in the Department of Economics at University College London.
David is Head of Devolved and Local Government Finance. He also works on tax in developing countries as part of our TaxDev centre.
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