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Member blog: Let’s not lose sight of the economic inequality in parts of outer London


While the prosperity gap between North and South is well documented and needs urgent action, it is important that we do not lose sight of the significant inequalities that exist elsewhere – including in London itself – to ensure that these disadvantaged areas are not left behind.

The Guardian ( recently highlighted that Britain’s regions have failed to keep pace with Europe’s recovery since the 2008-09 recession, which led to the number of UK areas among the EU’s poorest more than doubling, from three to seven.

To read this blog in full by Ilias Drivylas who is Associate Director at AECOM and a member of the Institute of the Economic Development, please click here.