Tag: regional inequality
• The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU
• The gap in GDP-per-head between inner London and West Wales and the Valleys or Cornwall is bigger than the gap between the richest and poorest region in any other EU country
• GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark
• Eight UK regions are poorer than anywhere in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden or Ireland
• Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK
• The housing costs for a rented one-bedroom flat in England's four biggest cities are now more than many skilled workers can afford
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