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All over the place

Perspectives on local economic prosperity

The place where one is born, educated and works can have a profound bearing on one’s living standards. But how do people who live in different types of places experience their local area and want it to change? In April 2022, we ran four focus groups in Yorkshire and the Humber to explore this question. We listened to people from all walks of life discuss their lives in, and aspirations for, their local economy in Leeds, Hull, Barnsley and Scarborough. What we heard in these groups has important implications for both the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda and the Economy 2030 Inquiry.


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Lindsay Judge
Research Director,
Resolution Foundation

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