Daily Mirror

Levelling-up pledge ‘falls billions short’


LEVELLING up the UK needs investment “far beyond” what the Government is considerin­g, a think tank has warned.

Income per person in the richest part of the UK, Kensington and Chelsea In London, was 350% higher than in Nottingham, the poorest, the Resolution Foundation found.

Closing the 30% productivi­ty gap in Manchester alone would need tens of billions in investment and an extra 300,000 workers moving there, it added.

Lindsay Judge, the foundation’s research director, said: “The key to closing these gaps is to boost the productivi­ty of major cities outside London.”

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