Published: 31st Jul 2019

Voters in deprived areas want to see more vibrant local economies and thriving local high streets after Brexit, according to a new report. The report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examines post-Brexit priorities for low-income voters in deprived areas and follows a series of workshops in nine towns and cities around the country. The majority of people questioned said they want to see their areas receive their ‘fair share’ of investment from government and business, so they have the opportunity to thrive.   And voters’ economic priorities were for more vibrant local economies and high streets; better paid and more secure work that boosts their living standards; and opportunities to improve their skills and find good apprenticeships.   The low-income voters we spoke to expressed frustration at the state of the local labour market, with low pay and a lack of security coming to the fore,’ the report states. ‘An obvious and simple solution to many participants was … (To read the full article, subscribe below)