Emily Fewkes | Freya Hughes | Jessica Dobby | 2022

London-Centric Bias & the North/South Divide

Is there a London-centric bias and does this contribute to the North-South divide?

Abstract

This paper will define what a London-centric bias is and conclude whether or not there is one in the UK, define the North-South divide and also explore whether or not there is a clear bias towards London in terms of funding and investment compared to other major northern cities such as Manchester, Newcastle and whether or not this bias contributes to disparities between the two regions. The factors that will be examined are healthcare and education in the UK, parallels between London and the north in terms of these two factors will help us to justify the claim that there is a London centric bias that contributes to regional inequality and the North-South divide.

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