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The report finds that the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper metrics – used to identify the regions most in need of levelling up – are too urban-focused and do not account for disadvantage in rural economies within regions, often linked to limited local employment prospects, poor transport networks and weak connectivity.
It calls for the …
Re-thinking the English indices of multiple deprivation: A review and exploration of alternative and complementary area-based indicator systems
Power to Change commissioned the Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance (BCEF) of the University of the West of England (UWE) to review what insights on disadvantage the current English IMD offers, how these insights fit with the Power to Change mission, and ‘good practice’ in filling the gaps between the insights of the existing IMD and …