Shaky foundations

Anvar Sarygulov

March 2021

This analysis explores how the increase in claims for state support for housing during this COVID-19 pandemic differs by each English local authority. Coupled with our last analysis piece, which explored how the increase in overall UC claims during the pandemic is distributed across different parts of the country, this allows us to paint a picture of the consequences of the pandemic on geographic inequality, specifically the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda, which is trying to better support so-called ‘left-behind’ areas in coastal towns and industrial communities.

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