Areas thought of as affluent also harbour inequality
Many places traditionally thought of as affluent feature highly on lists of the 20 most unequal areas in England, new approaches to measuring inequality have shown.
From Hart to Hartlepool: A new Atlas of Inequality
The ‘levelling up’ catchphrase is throwing the spotlight on ‘left behind’ places. Alasdair Rae says the new Atlas of Inequality shows the majority of those we might consider to be ‘poor’ are living outside the most deprived neighbourhoods.
Why every local council should commit to a Green New Deal
There has never been a greater need to decarbonise, argues Cllr Elaine Hills. She says wise investments by councils can drive economic and societal change, and the Green New Deal proposal for Brighton & Hove City Council 'aims to do just that'.
Clear leadership from the government is needed on public health
Wellbeing should be built into the fabric of Government decision-making when it comes to both policy-making and funding allocation - and it is time for a multi-year funding settlement for public health, says Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy.
Bristol is the first city worldwide to adopt a Period-Friendly Places model
Cllr Helen Godwin explains how Bristol is tackling the issue of period poverty - becoming the world’s first city to adopt a Period-Friendly Places model.
To achieve inclusive growth we need to avoid 'peashooter' and 'piecemeal' policies
Government, at a very top level, must acknowledge the challenge of inequalities, says executive director of the Institute of Economic Development Nigel Wilcox. But we also need solutions to be developed and delivered with those 'on the ground'.
Future Forum North: ‘Lead for the place you are trying to create’
Chief executive of Manchester City Council and SOLACE spokesperson on leadership and learning Joanne Roney has set out a checklist for leading in a time of change and uncertainty.
Places can and do get worse as well as better
Dr Jonathan Carr-West says the story of a city in Columbia can be seen as a warning of what can happen if local government does not have an active leadership role and the resources to act upon it.
Collaboration is the key to tackling homelessness
With the support of stakeholders, including forward-thinking local authorities, Beam’s innovative support model ‘swiftly removes every barrier faced by homeless people from entering the workforce’, says Seb Barker.
Tackling race inequality is not just morally right – it also makes good economic sense
As Bristol approaches the first anniversary of its Equality Charter, Cllr Asher Craig says the city has forged ahead with initiatives to begin delivering real change to BAME communities.
Best and worst authorities for inclusive growth revealed
Healthy life expectancy varies within the UK by as much as it does between here and Sudan, according to a new index ranking local and combined authorities on inclusive growth.
Why we need more think tanks outside of Westminster
Jack Hunter says that with 'an increasing recognition that the way power operates in the UK is deeply unfair', think tanks should get out of Westminster and set up bases elsewhere in the country.
Free meals in the school holidays to relieve the inequalities burden
Leader of South Tyneside Council Iain Malcolm says free meals will be provided across the borough for three days during the middle weeks of the school summer holidays.
Inequality is back on the next PM's agenda
Michael Burton says reducing inequality has been absent from the Tory leadership campaign but has been rightly highlighted by the think tanks. It should now be top of the next Government's agenda.