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Out of pocket: the places at the sharp end of the UK’s cost of living crisis

This online event launched Centre for Cities' new report into the cost of crisis.

Event starts on 14 July 2022

On July 14th, Centre for Cities published a new report showing that some places in the UK are experiencing higher inflation than others, and that there are significant differences in how much is offset by wage growth between cities. This means that the impact of the Government’s £15bn cost of living support package will be asymmetric across cities.

This event featured a short presentation on the contents of the report followed by reflections and a discussion on the themes and policy implications from an expert panel.


  • Guilherme Rodrigues, Analyst, Centre for Cities


  • Katie Schmuecker, Principal Policy Advisor, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies
  • Paul Swinney, Director of Policy & Research, Centre for Cities

The event was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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