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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 24 page summary report is 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Peterborough £4,814 94,222£51,089
Norwich £6,000 126,592£47,399
Cambridge £7,617 103,485£73,606
Ipswich £3,972 75,099£52,892
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Brighton £5,688 125,610£45,286
Southampton £5,687 133,304£42,659
Portsmouth £4,876 116,416£41,880
Milton Keynes £7,858 138,500£56,737
Oxford £6,587 108,222£60,862
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Bristol £11,379 298,440£38,130
Plymouth £4,842 131,880£36,713
Bournemouth £4,034 75,489£53,437
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Birmingham £21,677 519,328£41,741
Coventry £6,727 172,007£39,107
Wolverhampton £4,715 124,093£37,997
Stoke-on-Trent £4,265 93,922£45,407
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Nottingham £7,695 229,600£33,516
Derby £5,986 130,200£45,973
Leicester £6,689 196,400£34,058
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Manchester £14,572 401,998£36,249
Greater Manchester £54,411 1,191,030£45,684
Liverpool £10,578 261,049£40,521
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Middlesbrough £3,302 74,817£44,131
Newcastle £8,690 201,492£43,129
Sunderland £5,504 124,460£44,220
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Cardiff £8,938 197,279£45,305
Swansea £4,112 112,802£36,457
  • 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 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
Belfast £8,939 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Glasgow £17,789 404,750£43,950
Edinburgh £17,132 303,563£56,438
Aberdeen £8,795 161,326£54,514
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Leeds £19,891 417,663£47,623
Sheffield £10,441 264,747£39,437
Bradford £8,770 209,032£41,954
Hull £5,062 152,215£33,257
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
London £290,845 3,892,689£74,716
Inner London £188,878 2,296,469£82,247
Outer London £101,967 1,596,220£63,880
  • 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 2001 - 2005

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 £5,302 111,105£47,719
Norwich £6,195 123,488£50,171
Cambridge £8,541 123,995£68,884
Ipswich £4,115 77,256£53,264
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Brighton £6,723 132,534£50,724
Southampton £5,737 150,774£38,049
Portsmouth £5,309 108,651£48,863
Milton Keynes £10,315 161,179£63,998
Oxford £7,965 126,965£62,731
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Bristol £13,125 338,669£38,754
Plymouth £5,086 138,594£36,696
Bournemouth £4,472 87,591£51,060
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Birmingham £23,090 543,716£42,467
Coventry £7,162 176,181£40,649
Wolverhampton £4,589 112,714£40,713
Stoke-on-Trent £4,828 115,973£41,632
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Nottingham £7,945 227,442£34,931
Derby £6,810 145,519£46,795
Leicester £7,034 206,134£34,122
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Manchester £16,041 418,369£38,341
Greater Manchester £56,923 1,226,792£46,400
Liverpool £10,324 289,093£35,710
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Middlesbrough £3,222 72,765£44,285
Newcastle £8,875 212,809£41,706
Sunderland £5,274 119,227£44,237
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Cardiff £9,046 210,991£42,873
Swansea £4,341 114,263£37,991
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Belfast £9,600 125,535£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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Glasgow £19,047 455,627£41,804
Edinburgh £17,311 322,118£53,741
Aberdeen £12,037 192,362£62,573
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Leeds £19,895 449,268£44,283
Sheffield £11,035 275,387£40,072
Bradford £8,982 211,495£42,467
Hull £4,958 146,070£33,946
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
London £362,317 4,783,818£75,738
Inner London £244,320 3,059,486£79,857
Outer London £117,997 1,724,332£68,431
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Peterborough £6,187 118,016£52,429
Norwich £7,314 130,037£56,245
Cambridge £10,683 134,361£79,508
Ipswich £4,945 82,703£59,798
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Brighton £8,018 139,340£57,544
Southampton £6,834 156,278£43,728
Portsmouth £6,278 112,630£55,744
Milton Keynes £12,642 172,959£73,094
Oxford £9,755 135,316£72,092
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Bristol £14,997 364,522£41,141
Plymouth £5,589 141,272£39,566
Bournemouth £5,205 89,150£58,380
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Birmingham £26,550 587,081£45,224
Coventry £8,216 191,327£42,942
Wolverhampton £5,088 118,342£42,995
Stoke-on-Trent £5,427 126,149£43,019
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Nottingham £9,228 243,862£37,842
Derby £7,819 154,069£50,752
Leicester £7,972 217,402£36,671
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Manchester £18,523 445,876£41,544
Greater Manchester £64,764 1,305,523£49,608
Liverpool £11,703 306,450£38,188
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Middlesbrough £3,488 74,847£46,602
Newcastle £10,021 223,172£44,903
Sunderland £5,902 123,384£47,833
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Cardiff £10,081 217,692£46,307
Swansea £4,752 117,076£40,589
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Belfast £10,443 132,458£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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Glasgow £21,848 477,349£45,769
Edinburgh £19,682 335,199£58,716
Aberdeen £13,575 198,107£68,524
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
Leeds £22,501 473,918£47,480
Sheffield £12,320 287,778£42,809
Bradford £9,909 219,534£45,138
Hull £5,509 151,588£36,340
  • 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
Q2 (annualised) Q2 Q2
London £421,242 5,144,015£81,890
Inner London £284,276 3,303,485£86,053
Outer London £136,966 1,840,530£74,417
  • 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

"Following a close look at the Northern Powerhouse in our previous report, the latest quarterly study analyses the ‘Midlands Engine’ and what the future holds in a post-Brexit environment."

Chris Rawstron

Chris Rawstron

Regional Managing Partner

"The Midlands Engine is a key part of the government’s industrial strategy. The region has huge potential and it’s vital that business leaders and politicians come together to make it a reality."

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