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Is inequality in the UK increasing as a result of the pandemic?

Catching up or falling behind? Geographical inequalities in the UK and how they have changed in recent years

The picture of inequality in the UK is becoming yet more complex thanks to Covid. This recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies Deaton Review considers the latest trends and what is influencing them.

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the fore increasing concerns about inequalities not only between different population groups – such as the gap between the rich and poor, young and old, and different ethnic groups – but also between people living in different places. Even prior to the crisis though, there was a sense that the UK is not only a highly geographically unequal country, but also an increasingly geographically unequal one.

Read the full report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies Deaton Review here.

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