Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/231286
Authors: 
Hearne, David
de Ruyter, Alex
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Brexit Studies Series
Abstract: 
The Brexit vote has thrown up issues of the sharp regional disparities that divide the UK. The vote has been seen as a protest by those who felt left behind by globalization and hence a need for government policy to address regional disparities. As a result there has been a re-emergence of interest in an active industrial strategy. Using Scotland as a case study, this book argues that the contribution of regions outside the capital relative to London is under-reported. using the West Midlands as a second case study, the book posits that manufacturing is more important to the UK than financial services and that key to a successful strategy of economic re-balancing is a need to ensure adequate skills provision and essential infrastructure. The book will examine potential policy developments in the light of Brexit that would lead to economic re-balancing in the post-Brexit era.
Subjects: 
Economics
Brexit
regional economics
regional policy
industrial strategy
north-south divide
Scotland
West Midlands
manufacturing
economic re-balancing
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ISBN: 
978-1-78756-737-5
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version

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