It’s grim everywhere

What will austerity mean for the North-South divide? Previous recessions have made it worse, hitting the industrial North and Midlands harder and leaving their recovery – if it ever comes – lagging behind the white-collar  South East. According to the economists and brokers I spoke to for this Insurance Times piece, it’s a much more mixed picture this time, even if it’s still not looking good for poor Hull…

Author: Katie Puckett

I am an experienced journalist, copywriter and editor who has covered the built environment for nearly 20 years. I’ve interviewed thousands of senior executives, politicians and experts in many fields and travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India. My articles have appeared in many business and professional titles including Building, Estates Gazette, Inside Housing, the Bartlett Review, Insurance Times and Lloyd’s Market. I am co-author, with architect Bill Gething, of Design for Climate Change, published by RIBA, and I launched and edit The Possible, a thought leadership magazine for global engineering firm WSP. I'm also co-founder of Wordmule, an editorial studio that specialises in buildings and cities.

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