A paper published by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE suggests that the economic divergence between London and the Northern regions in England continues to grow.
The gaps are also growing in relation to a number of social outcomes, such as education and health, with improvement in these outcomes in London being in line with economic conditions in the capital bouncing back to pre-recession levels or beyond while the North lags behind. But economic growth in London has not resulted in reduced poverty or inequality.
Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England since the Recession by Polina Obolenskaya, Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan was published in July 2016.