Article preview: Two of the most significant drivers behind the economy right now are the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. While other global and geo-political factors weigh on economic growth too, it’s fair to say the coronavirus and the UK’s pending departure from the EU are front of mind for many. Poor economic conditions in the coming years could have a major impact on already severe levels of financial inequality. According to new research, the UK current ranks either at or near the top of the international league table on most economic measures of inequality between regions.
Brexit and Covid-19 could hurt the government’s levelling up agenda
This 780-word blog post looks at new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, considering the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on inequalities between the regions, and the government’s levelling up agenda. Written on 5th October 2020.
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