The State of the State

This year’s State of the State finds government and public services across the UK leading radical, exhaustive and dynamic responses to the coronavirus pandemic. While that remains the public sector’s highest priority, the UK government has lost none of its ambition for commitments including ‘levelling up’ the English regions.

To bring a citizen perspective to the ‘levelling up’ agenda, our survey explored how people feel about their local services, local economy and local infrastructure. We asked them about their levels of satisfaction, what they feel is better or worse about where they live compared to the rest of the country, and how they would target extra investment. The results point to what the people in each region would like to see ‘levelled up’.

The dashboards in this section of State of the State bring together that data for each of England’s regions and how they compare to the UK average. It is important to recognise that these are relative measures, showing how each region differs from the average score, and they need to be seen in that context. So for example, while people in the East of England feel that transport links are better in other parts of the country, they are still satisfied with them – they are just less likely to say they are better in their region than people in the West Midlands.

Use the filter to select the public service and click on the map to view the results for each nation and region.




Jayson Hadley

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