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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 32 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.

List of available reports:

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

* GVA stands for Gross Value Added

East of England

 
GVA, £millions
Employment
Productivity
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Peterborough £4,921 94,909£51,852
Norwich £6,040 127,516£47,369
Cambridge £7,904 104,240£75,824
Ipswich £4,348 75,647£57,484
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Brighton £6,055 126,091£48,023
Southampton £5,902 133,815£44,105
Portsmouth £5,067 116,863£43,355
Milton Keynes £8,050 139,032£57,899
Oxford £6,945 108,637£63,933
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Bristol £11,770 297,847£39,517
Plymouth £5,049 131,619£38,359
Bournemouth £4,263 75,340£56,582
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Birmingham £22,536 514,417£43,809
Coventry £7,093 170,380£41,632
Wolverhampton £4,872 122,920£39,632
Stoke-on-Trent £4,391 93,034£47,193
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Nottingham £7,863 229,067£34,324
Derby £6,141 129,897£47,279
Leicester £6,773 195,944£34,568
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Manchester £14,656 402,499£36,412
Greater Manchester £56,494 1,192,515£47,374
Liverpool £10,926 261,375£41,804
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Middlesbrough £3,443 74,171£46,413
Newcastle £9,017 199,752£45,142
Sunderland £5,686 123,385£46,083
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Cardiff £9,346 200,973£46,501
Swansea £4,322 114,914£37,608
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Belfast ^ £9,096 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Glasgow £18,232 415,627£43,866
Edinburgh £17,647 311,720£56,611
Aberdeen £8,990 165,662£54,265
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Leeds £20,613 416,800£49,456
Sheffield £10,885 264,200£41,199
Bradford £9,169 208,600£43,955
Hull £5,242 151,900£34,511
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
London £300,877 3,920,586£76,743
Inner London £192,624 2,312,927£83,282
Outer London £108,253 1,607,659£67,336
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Peterborough £5,304 112,026£47,343
Norwich £6,152 124,498£49,416
Cambridge £9,258 126,465£73,207
Ipswich £4,511 79,004£57,103
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Brighton £7,035 135,777£51,816
Southampton £5,782 151,451£38,178
Portsmouth £5,254 111,478£47,131
Milton Keynes £10,844 161,182£67,280
Oxford £8,445 128,577£65,679
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Bristol £13,664 338,831£40,326
Plymouth £5,068 138,977£36,463
Bournemouth £4,602 88,567£51,961
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Birmingham £24,416 547,846£44,568
Coventry £7,525 177,902£42,296
Wolverhampton £4,533 114,700£39,519
Stoke-on-Trent £4,675 115,082£40,627
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Nottingham £8,692 228,352£38,065
Derby £6,807 145,937£46,647
Leicester £7,320 203,249£36,015
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Manchester £16,858 429,971£39,207
Greater Manchester £58,780 1,257,179£46,756
Liverpool £10,730 291,007£36,870
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Middlesbrough £3,307 75,541£43,780
Newcastle £9,231 222,112£41,559
Sunderland £5,631 124,425£45,255
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Cardiff £9,325 213,044£43,768
Swansea £4,419 114,893£38,463
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Belfast ^ £9,705 126,383

* 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Glasgow £19,311 449,027£43,006
Edinburgh £18,147 324,592£55,906
Aberdeen £11,620 193,972£59,904
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Leeds £20,952 446,931£46,880
Sheffield £11,082 277,320£39,960
Bradford £9,321 214,296£43,498
Hull £5,027 145,071£34,654
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
London £373,500 4,847,567£77,049
Inner London £250,802 3,105,274£80,767
Outer London £122,698 1,742,294£70,423
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Peterborough £6,283 118,343£53,092
Norwich £7,361 132,210£55,675
Cambridge £11,728 136,681£85,804
Ipswich £5,472 84,253£64,949
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Brighton £8,509 143,772£59,182
Southampton £6,997 160,386£43,626
Portsmouth £6,258 116,368£53,782
Milton Keynes £13,467 178,817£75,310
Oxford £10,488 141,125£74,314
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Bristol £15,811 362,466£43,622
Plymouth £5,629 142,843£39,405
Bournemouth £5,422 95,784£56,605
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Birmingham £28,370 598,617£47,392
Coventry £8,691 194,196£44,756
Wolverhampton £5,057 121,989£41,455
Stoke-on-Trent £5,331 125,405£42,512
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Nottingham £10,117 245,195£41,263
Derby £7,894 154,154£51,208
Leicester £8,367 216,047£38,729
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Manchester £19,750 462,705£42,684
Greater Manchester £67,636 1,353,791£49,960
Liverpool £12,290 308,377£39,855
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Middlesbrough £3,625 77,518£46,759
Newcastle £10,569 234,783£45,016
Sunderland £6,359 130,824£48,605
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Cardiff £10,540 221,915£47,496
Swansea £4,883 119,603£40,828
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Belfast ^ £10,671 136,580

* 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Glasgow £22,460 473,409£47,442
Edinburgh £20,915 337,381£61,994
Aberdeen £13,513 201,147£67,179
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
Leeds £23,952 475,930£50,326
Sheffield £12,508 292,546£42,755
Bradford £10,426 223,672£46,612
Hull £5,637 150,375£37,488
  • 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
Q4 (annualised) Q4 Q4
London £441,753 5,234,756£84,388
Inner London £297,715 3,359,890£88,609
Outer London £144,038 1,874,866£76,825
  • 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

"The government’s regional investments in initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine will certainly boost these regions, but these investments as they stand are not likely to narrow the gap between the North and South."

Dorrien Peters

Dorrien Peters

Partner and Manufacturing Sector Specialist

"During 2016, production output grew by 1.2% and manufacturing was the biggest driver of growth with the automotive sector continuing to go from strength to strength. Other manufacturing success stories during 2016 were pharmaceuticals, computer and electrical equipment."

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