Inequality gap must not get any wider - the YEP says

This week marks exactly one year since Boris Johnson pledged to level up the country after claiming victory at last year’s General Election.

By Yorkshire Evening Post
Monday, 7th December 2020, 6:00 am
The YEP has repeatedly warned about the deep-rooted social inequalities that exist here on our doorsteps in our city. Pic: Adobe Stock
The YEP has repeatedly warned about the deep-rooted social inequalities that exist here on our doorsteps in our city. Pic: Adobe Stock

So it is worrying that today’s report from leading think tank the Institute of Public Policy Research North warns the Prime Minister has fallen short on this promise.

It is important to acknowledge it has been a challenging year for the PM as he has battled the far-reaching impact of the pandemic.

Yet the State of the North 2020 report makes for stark reading as it warns the chance to live a good life is fading away for too many people in the north of England.

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It adds that decent jobs, wages and opportunities are becoming increasingly unattainable across the region.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has repeatedly warned about the deep-rooted social inequalities that exist here on our doorsteps in our city.

This worrying report surely has to be a wake-up call to the Government to focus on closing the inequality gap before it is in danger of getting wider.

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