How the UK has a lot to learn from Germany’s state of North Rhine-Westphalia

THE UK has a lot to learn from its international neighbours according to think-tank IPPR North as regional differences continue to divide people across the country.

Researcher Marcus Johns told Redaction Politics that the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is a good example of how devolution can support regions following deindustrialisation.

In the 2019 State of the North report, the group highlighted that ‘the UK is more regionally divided than any comparable advanced economy’ with stark differences between income, unemployment and health.

Reporter Declan Carey spoke to Marcus about what can be done to address regional differences across Britain.


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