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UK Powerhouse is an extensive business study produced by Irwin Mitchell and leading economic think-tank Cebr.

Incorporating a quarterly Powerhouse Tracker – a unique city-by-city forecast of the economic strength devised by Cebr – the study predicts that by 2026, the gap between London and the rest of the UK will get even wider.

The results of the latest Tracker can be viewed by clicking on the interactive map or by downloading this 28 page summary report available here.

Our detailed white paper report analyses the causes of the economic disparities that exist within the UK and examines whether the Government’s current wealth-spreading agenda will work. A copy of this, which includes a range of policy considerations, can be downloaded here.

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For any press enquiries, please contact david.shirt@irwinmitchell.com.

* GVA stands for Gross Value Added

East of England

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Peterborough £4,924 95,013£51,821
Norwich £6,050 127,654£47,393
Cambridge £7,907 104,353£75,769
Ipswich £4,353 75,729£57,488
  • 21% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 33% want changes to education and skills policy
  • 19% of businesses said investment in telecoms was their number one priority for business growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Brighton £6,066 125,851£48,203
Southampton £5,902 133,560£44,193
Portsmouth £5,072 116,640£43,487
Milton Keynes £8,041 138,766£57,943
Oxford £6,947 108,430£64,069
  • 34% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 52% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 18% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Bristol £11,788 296,308£39,782
Plymouth £5,060 130,938£38,648
Bournemouth £4,272 74,950£57,001
  • 29% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 54% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% want to set their own business rates
  • 24% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

West Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Birmingham £22,559 520,555£43,337
Coventry £7,102 172,413£41,194
Wolverhampton £4,874 124,387£39,186
Stoke-on-Trent £4,393 94,144£46,666
  • 32% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 65% want the ability to set business rates
  • 1 in five (19%) of businesses said investment in improved telecoms was their number one priority

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Nottingham £7,869 230,454£34,147
Derby £6,142 130,684£47,000
Leicester £6,783 197,130£34,407
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 57% want the ability to set business rates
  • 21% of businesses said greater investment in telecoms was their number one priority for improving their region's economic growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Manchester £14,666 405,130£36,202
Greater Manchester £56,481 1,200,312£47,055
Liverpool £10,944 263,083£41,600
  • Only 22% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 60% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want ability to set corporation tax
  • A quarter (22%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Middlesbrough £3,448 73,912£46,655
Newcastle £9,029 199,056£45,360
Sunderland £5,700 122,955£46,357
  • 14% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 31% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Wales

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Cardiff £9,357 201,121£46,523
Swansea £4,332 114,998£37,674
  • 9% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 61% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 16% said improved improved business funding was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their country

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Northern Ireland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Belfast £9,120 0£0

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Scotland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Glasgow £18,263 410,518£44,487
Edinburgh £17,693 307,889£57,466
Aberdeen £8,994 163,625£54,969
  • 17% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 51% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want the freedom to set their own living wage
  • 15% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Yorkshire and the Humber

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Leeds £20,630 414,383£49,785
Sheffield £10,899 262,668£41,494
Bradford £9,183 207,390£44,280
Hull £5,247 151,019£34,743
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 76% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 62% want ability to set business rates
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 & 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

London

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
London £300,810 3,899,127£77,148
Inner London £192,655 2,300,267£83,753
Outer London £108,155 1,598,860£67,645
  • 45% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 28% want freedom to set living wage
  • 20% said that building more homes was the number one priority for improving the city's growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East of England

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Peterborough £5,268 111,292£47,337
Norwich £6,092 123,469£49,339
Cambridge £9,170 125,844£72,869
Ipswich £4,463 78,463£56,885
  • 21% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 33% want changes to education and skills policy
  • 19% of businesses said investment in telecoms was their number one priority for business growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Brighton £6,966 134,727£51,706
Southampton £5,737 151,018£37,988
Portsmouth £5,209 110,583£47,103
Milton Keynes £10,702 160,823£66,543
Oxford £8,379 127,930£65,497
  • 34% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 52% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 18% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Bristol £13,527 338,648£39,943
Plymouth £5,033 139,105£36,182
Bournemouth £4,565 88,336£51,679
  • 29% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 54% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% want to set their own business rates
  • 24% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

West Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Birmingham £24,237 548,276£44,207
Coventry £7,475 177,982£42,001
Wolverhampton £4,492 114,776£39,140
Stoke-on-Trent £4,643 115,168£40,316
  • 32% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 65% want the ability to set business rates
  • 1 in five (19%) of businesses said investment in improved telecoms was their number one priority

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Nottingham £8,617 230,162£37,438
Derby £6,754 147,040£45,936
Leicester £7,275 204,823£35,518
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 57% want the ability to set business rates
  • 21% of businesses said greater investment in telecoms was their number one priority for improving their region's economic growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Manchester £16,683 423,390£39,404
Greater Manchester £58,295 1,237,623£47,102
Liverpool £10,637 286,850£37,082
  • Only 22% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 60% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want ability to set corporation tax
  • A quarter (22%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Middlesbrough £3,289 72,634£45,287
Newcastle £9,162 213,477£42,916
Sunderland £5,587 119,269£46,845
  • 14% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 31% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Wales

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Cardiff £9,229 211,262£43,685
Swansea £4,385 114,029£38,457
  • 9% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 61% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 16% said improved improved business funding was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their country

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Northern Ireland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Belfast £9,628 125,316£0

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Scotland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Glasgow £19,109 445,505£42,893
Edinburgh £17,956 321,664£55,823
Aberdeen £11,570 193,093£59,920
  • 17% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 51% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want the freedom to set their own living wage
  • 15% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Yorkshire and the Humber

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Leeds £20,770 443,889£46,791
Sheffield £11,014 276,627£39,814
Bradford £9,246 213,219£43,362
Hull £4,986 144,124£34,597
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 76% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 62% want ability to set business rates
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

London

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
London £369,860 4,808,640£76,916
Inner London £248,234 3,081,056£80,568
Outer London £121,626 1,727,585£70,402
  • 45% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 28% want freedom to set living wage
  • 20% said that building more homes was the number one priority for improving the city's growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2011 & 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East of England

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Peterborough £6,212 117,628£52,806
Norwich £7,252 130,973£55,367
Cambridge £11,588 136,011£85,200
Ipswich £5,383 83,703£64,306
  • 21% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 33% want changes to education and skills policy
  • 19% of businesses said investment in telecoms was their number one priority for business growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Brighton £8,374 142,542£58,750
Southampton £6,909 159,642£43,280
Portsmouth £6,178 115,375£53,543
Milton Keynes £13,241 178,952£73,991
Oxford £10,355 140,125£73,897
  • 34% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 52% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 18% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Bristol £15,563 362,647£42,916
Plymouth £5,559 143,004£38,876
Bournemouth £5,346 87,762£60,914
  • 29% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 54% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% want to set their own business rates
  • 24% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

West Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Birmingham £28,009 597,899£46,846
Coventry £8,583 193,961£44,252
Wolverhampton £4,989 121,931£40,918
Stoke-on-Trent £5,273 125,563£41,992
  • 32% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 65% want the ability to set business rates
  • 1 in five (19%) of businesses said investment in improved telecoms was their number one priority

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Nottingham £9,975 247,553£40,294
Derby £7,793 155,586£50,087
Leicester £8,259 217,184£38,027
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 57% want the ability to set business rates
  • 21% of businesses said greater investment in telecoms was their number one priority for improving their region's economic growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Manchester £19,367 453,853£42,672
Greater Manchester £66,742 1,330,625£50,159
Liverpool £12,131 303,466£39,974
  • Only 22% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 60% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want ability to set corporation tax
  • A quarter (22%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Middlesbrough £3,586 74,562£48,091
Newcastle £10,441 225,457£46,312
Sunderland £6,276 125,210£50,122
  • 14% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 31% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Wales

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Cardiff £10,368 219,721£47,189
Swansea £4,827 118,484£40,739
  • 9% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 61% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 16% said improved improved business funding was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their country

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Northern Ireland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Belfast £10,530 131,932£0

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Scotland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Glasgow £22,122 469,083£47,160
Edinburgh £20,567 334,425£61,500
Aberdeen £13,352 199,731£66,850
  • 17% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 51% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want the freedom to set their own living wage
  • 15% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Yorkshire and the Humber

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
Leeds £23,598 471,960£50,001
Sheffield £12,373 291,546£42,439
Bradford £10,287 222,474£46,240
Hull £5,569 149,309£37,296
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 76% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 62% want ability to set business rates
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region's roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

London

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q3 (annualised) Q3 Q3
London £434,809 5,189,604£83,785
Inner London £292,693 3,330,601£87,880
Outer London £142,116 1,859,003£76,447
  • 45% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 28% want freedom to set living wage
  • 20% said that building more homes was the number one priority for improving the city's growth

* Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2021 & 2025

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East of England

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Peterborough £4,903 99,951 £49,055
Norwich £6,780 123,592 £54,856
Cambridge £8,100 114,914 £70,492
Ipswich £4,167 77,008 £54,109
  • 21% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 33% want changes to education and skills policy
  • 19% of businesses said investment in telecoms was their number one priority for business growth

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Brighton £6,227 128,647 £48,402
Southampton £5,738 142,042 £40,399
Portsmouth £5,272 100,959 £52,224
Milton Keynes £9,040 159,734 £56,594
Oxford £6,800 113,553 £59,883
  • 34% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 52% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 18% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

South West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Bristol £12,895 315,537 £40,867
Plymouth £4,971 132,509 £37,514
Bournemouth £4,066 79,987 £50,838
  • 29% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 54% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% want to set their own business rates
  • 24% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

West Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Birmingham £23,360 512,030 £45,622
Coventry £6,597 164,270 £40,157
Wolverhampton £4,669 114,908 £40,630
Stoke-on-Trent £4,309 97,207 £44,331
  • 32% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 55% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 65% want the ability to set business rates
  • 1 in five (19%) of businesses said investment in improved telecoms was their number one priority

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

East Midlands

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Nottingham £8,774 222,625 £39,413
Derby £6,379 128,333 £49,710
Leicester £6,723 190,090 £35,365
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 41% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 57% want the ability to set business rates
  • 21% of businesses said greater investment in telecoms was their number one priority for improving their region’s economic growth

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North West

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Manchester £19,169 387,742 £49,438
Greater Manchester £55,362 1,189,429 £46,545
Liverpool £10,705 265,857 £40,265
  • Only 22% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 60% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 64% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want ability to set corporation tax
  • A quarter (22%) said investment in the region’s roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

North East

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Middlesbrough £3,511 74,749 £46,973
Newcastle £8,929 209,236 £42,673
Sunderland £5,510 118,777 £46,389
  • 14% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 31% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region’s roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Wales

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Cardiff £9,676 201,900 £47,927
Swansea £4,111 112,891 £36,419
  • 9% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 61% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 16% said improved improved business funding was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their country

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Northern Ireland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Belfast £10,304 119,188 n/a

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 5 years between 2001 – 2005

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Scotland

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Glasgow £19,786 413,806 £47,815
Edinburgh £18,121 313,708 £57,764
Aberdeen £11,047 173,170 £63,793
  • 17% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 51% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 35% want the freedom to set their own living wage
  • 15% said improved investment in telecoms was the number one priority for increasing economic growth in their region

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Yorkshire and the Humber

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Leeds £22,206 402,038 £55,233
Sheffield £11,012 273,575 £40,251
Bradford £9,292 219,486 £42,337
Hull £5,067 131,591 £38,507
  • 27% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 45% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 76% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 62% want ability to set business rates
  • A quarter (25%) said investment in the region’s roads was the number one priority for their future economic prosperity

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

London

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
London £317,852 4,088,954 £77,734
Inner London £216,073 2,501,797 £86,367
Outer London £101,779 1,587,157 £64,126
  • 45% believe the Government has taken the necessary steps to boost economic growth in their region
  • 48% believe greater devolution of powers would boost economic growth in their region
  • 59% believe an increase in transport & infrastructure spending would boost economic growth in their region
  • 28% want freedom to set living wage
  • 20% said that building more homes was the number one priority for improving the city’s growth

*Gross Value Added (GVA) percentage growth covering 8 years between 2008 – 2015

Data and analysis provided exclusively by Cebr

Each region has been colour coded according to growth in the previous five years

Victoria Brackett

Victoria Brackett

CEO of Business Legal Services

"Challenges bring opportunities and although the economic landscape will get tougher, we believe there is huge potential to help businesses unlock the potential that the UK regions offer"

Chris Rawstron

Chris Rawstron

Regional Managing Partner

"The recent announcement of a £5m investment into the Midlands Rail Hub is a good start and will go a long way towards reducing congestion across the region and helping to boost productivity"

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