Ruth Eastwood

Levelling up: making the case for investment in the central South

Levelling up: making the case for investment in the central South This new report from Southern Policy Centre asks whether the central South risks losing out to areas in the Midlands and the North in the Government’s Levelling Up agenda. There is a widely held assumption that all areas in the supposedly affluent South East experience the positive effects of prosperity but SPC research suggests that some areas of the population experience poor life chances similar to those found in…

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Levelling Up Seminar: Friday 30th July

Levelling up: making the case for investment in the central South Online seminar, Friday 30th July 2021 9.30am – 11.00am Register for the event here One of the key priorities for the Government is “levelling up”. Quite what that might mean is the subject of much debate. Things may become clearer when the promised White Paper is published, but many fear the central South risks losing out to the North and Midlands, notwithstanding the challenges many of our communities face.…

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Complete our Business, Environment and Society Survey

Business, Environment and Society Survey Complete our Business, Environment and Society survey here.   Southern Policy Centre, with support from Terence O’Rourke, are undertaking a study to explore the views of businesses across the central South. We will examine how local businesses see their responsibilities towards the environment and society. We believe it’s a valuable piece of work which should help us understand how we can shape the best recovery for the central South over the coming months and years, helping…

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New Projects for 2021

New Projects for 2021 Southern Policy Centre seeks to address the unique challenges of the central South through independent policy research by creating a neutral space to think.  In 2021 we begin work on a number of exciting new projects: Business, environment & society Working with Terence O’Rourke Ltd, this project aims to explore how businesses across the region see their role in contributing to society’s wider environmental and social objectives. It is widely believed that after a year of…

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About Southern Policy Centre

About Southern Policy Centre The Southern Policy Centre (SPC) was established in 2014 as the only independent think tank and policy forum for central southern England.  We focus broadly on the region from Dorset to West Sussex and the Isle of Wight to Oxfordshire. We aim to offer ideas and encourage debate on how we can improve our economy, environment and communities. SPC is a small organisation which operates as a not-for-profit enterprise. All our projects are funded by sponsorship.…

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