New research (below) highlights the gaps growing between London and the North West in relation to social outcomes such as educational qualifications and health.
The analysis suggests that the economic divergence between London and the Northern regions in England continues to grow, in terms of GVA per head (a measure of the increase in the value of the economy due to the production of goods and services), employment and unemployment.
The research was carried out by the LSE and University of Manchester published by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) as part of the Social Policy in a Cold Climate Series.
'Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England Since the Recession’.