‘Retail hardly features in the levelling-up debate – that’s a mistake’

Murray Lambell

Small, entrepreneurial retailers can be the drivers of redistributing wealth and opportunity across the UK, believes eBay UK general manager Murray Lambell.

Levelling up will be a defining economic and political issue of this decade. Research shows that the UK is the most regionally unequal country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development except for Ireland and Slovakia, and tackling this problem will require enormous effort.

Infrastructure and manufacturing are much discussed when it comes to achieving this aim. New roads, new rail links, new industrial hubs.

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