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Capital punishment: Is London too big and is it holding the UK back?
Thursday 17 July, 6.00pm
Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Past and present governments have committed themselves to ‘rebalancing’ the economy. But today London is pulling away from the rest of the UK at a faster rate than even before the economic crisis.
Whilst places beyond London continue to struggle, the capital’s housing market has become dominated by the global super rich.
So is London’s seemingly unstoppable rise an issue for the UK as well as for Londoners? Is it time for a Plan B? And what – if any – action should government take?
Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator, The Guardian
Professor Henry Overman, London School of Economics & Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
Professor Michael Parkinson, University of Liverpool & Heseltine Institute Advisory Board
Chaired by Dr Roger Phillips, BBC Radio Merseyside