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Everybody better off: why Cardiff Capital Region’s Growth must be inclusive

September 12th 2016

Cardiff Capital Region has ambitious targets to grow the economy, includign increasing its Gross Value Added. This paper, submitted as evidence to the Cardiff Capital Region Commission on Growth and Competitiveness, argues that focusing on GVA alone will not necessarily reduce poverty and disadvantage in the area.

Instead, the region’s local authorities, businesses, training providers and others need to put ‘inclusive growth’ at the centre of its plans, so that all groups of people and all places benefit from change. John Lewis 1000

The first paper draws on the recommendations of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s major review of evidence on reducing poverty to highlight seven key actions that the Commission should adopt.

The second paper summarises the oral evidence given by the Bevan Foundation to the Commission, and includes:

  • a call for Merthyr Tydfil and other areas to be earmarked as growth poles to ensure prosperity is achieved throughout the region
  • incentives to create jobs close to where the majority of the population live
  • a significant effort to raise wages to the level of the real Living Wage
  • action to ensure that investment in the Metro is matched by investment in local public transport, so ensure connectivity between Metro stations and people’s homes or places of work.

Format: PDF (100kb)
Language: English
Pages: 6
Price: Free

Paper one: written evidence

Paper Two – supplementary evidence

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