Since 2019, we’ve all heard a lot about levelling up. It makes sense that our politics is centered around it – of all types of inequality, the public seems most concerned about the geographical sort.
But do the numbers back this up? How much of Britain’s inequality is generated by differing fortunes in different parts of the country? And what might an effective “levelling up” agenda look like?
In this episode, we speak to Xiaowei Xu, Senior Research Economist at IFS, James Banks, Professor of Economics at Manchester University.