How to stop the “brain drain”

Alexandra Jones writes in Prospect about our new Great British Brain Drain report, and its lessons for the Government's Industrial Strategy.

Press release published on 29 November 2016 by Alexandra Jones

One of the most common interpretations of the Brexit vote is that it illustrated the UK’s stark economic divides—with the “left behind places” in regions such as the northeast and Midlands venting their anger at the disparities between them and London and the southeast.

Prime Minister Theresa May had these concerns in mind in August when she announced plans for a new economic and industrial strategy to “drive growth up and down the country” and to “build an economy that works for everyone.” This rhetoric also underpinned in last week’s autumn statement, in which Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged to address the “damaging imbalances” in the UK’s economy.

Read the rest of the article on the Prospect website.