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Poor public transport in the North limits job opportunities

Words: Huw Morris
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Unaffordable or unreliable public transport is posing a ‘significant barrier’ to jobs for residents of low-income neighbourhoods in the North, according to latest research.

A study published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says poor public transport is constraining rather than enabling people getting jobs. Low wages are limiting commuting choices because of the trade-off with high transport costs.

The prospect of poorly paid and insecure work is limiting the areas where people look for jobs, finds the research.

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