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News story about BBC research into economic changes and local authoritiesIndustrial areas in the Midlands and North-east of England are the least resilient to economic shocks, according to BBC research published today. A clear north-south divide is also evident

The research, which assessed over 30 measures of the ability of local authorities in England to withstand sudden economic changes found that poor areas, still affected by previous recessions, were likely to be the hardest hit.

The three areas least resilient were Middlesbrough in the North-east and Mansfield and Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands. Those most resilient were Elmbridge, St Albans and Waverley in the home counties.

Read more about the BBC's research into local authorities and economic changes (link opens in a new window)

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