- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2000
Edited by Ed Balls and John Healey MP
Published 2000 (ISBN 1 902488 36 9) Price £9.95
The contributors outline the policies needed to overcome the problems of uneven growth and persistent disparities between and within regions. They take the view that regional inequality is not inevitable, but that ending it requires both a bottom-up approach and one that aims to strengthen the essential building blocks of growth – innovation, skills, the development of enterprise – by exploiting the indigenous strengths in each region and city. The role of Regional Development Agencies is discussed, along with a more effective role for local government, support for community finance initiatives, the physical and social regeneration of cities and urban areas and action to tackle inequality and exclusion.