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Expert witnesses


  • Peter Tyler, Professor in Urban and Regional Economics, University of Cambridge. Author of foundational research into areas identified as ‘left behind’
  • John Angell, Dover Big Local, instigators of ‘Destination Dover’ and the Co-Innovation project developing fledgling businesses
  • Ben Franklin, Acting Director, Centre for Progressive Policy, host of the Inclusive Growth Network
  • Tom Lake, Director of Strategy and Policy, Fair4All Finance
  • Anna Bradley-Dorman, resident and community activist, Ramsey Million Big Local, Cambridgeshire, pioneering improved local community access to transport and opportunities

Supporting Research

Please see the full research reports on performance across levelling up missions 1-4 and the OCSI data dives on financial vulnerability and fuel poverty and child maintenance in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods for more detail.

View the briefing pack

View the summary notes