Productivity, Place and Poverty
If the Government wants to tackle regional imbalance in growth across the UK, they need to focus outside of cities and at suburban-rural productivity coldspots. They should continue to devolve resources down to local authorities who are better placed to understand the social and economic barriers facing residents. By tackling educational failure, welfare dependency, debt and addiction, the Government can help people get a good education, get good job and develop a prosperous existence. By creating more jobs and more earners in a locality, local productivity growth will ensue.