North East and Midlands are least resilient to economic shocks

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Fri, 10/09/2010

Industrial areas in the North East and Midlands are least resilient to economic shocks, BBC-commissioned research suggests.

Middlesbrough is ranked as the most vulnerable, followed by Mansfield in Nottinghamshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Experian research suggests how England's regions may cope with further public sector cuts. The study looks at the ability of each local authority area to withstand sudden changes in the economy. A clear north-south divide is evident in the research.

Source: BBC News

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