All parts of the country have been levelled down

By Andrew Carter | 22 January 2024

Every part of the UK’s economy has suffered since the financial crisis of 2008 and this year’s General Election is a chance to finally mark the beginning of a deliberate, multi-decade programme of renewal.

Compared with the era before the Great Recession and with the UK’s international peers, the UK has had a torrid time – a lost decade, the longest period of economic stagnation since the Napoleonic Wars.

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