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Our Quarterly Report

UK Powerhouse

Our UK Powerhouse campaign tracks regional economic growth across the UK and offers expert policy recommendations for the future.

The latest report, produced with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), looks at how Brexit could disrupt the UK economy and its industries.

Regardless of the terms on which the UK leaves the EU, we will see changes in the short term. Our report looks at 18 key sectors across the UK and the changes they’ll see after Brexit.

View our latest Powerhouse report online for valuable insight into how Brexit could affect your industry, and what economic growth looked like in Q3 2019.

City Growth Tracker Q3 2019

As we move into a New Year and the start of a decade it’s important that we accept the challenges ahead and embrace them with positivity and optimism.

The 0.4% growth in GDP that we saw in Q3 last year meant we avoided a technical recession. There’s also hope that following December's General Election, we’ll have a period of stability in which businesses can start planning and investing for the future.

Our latest City Tracker points to a slowdown in the level of growth across the vast majority of the 46 locations in this report, but it’s important to highlight the clusters of activity and opportunity.

Reading, Portsmouth and Exeter, for example, are all expected to see relatively fast-paced growth in the year to Q4 2020. Other locations are also expected to grow more quickly by the end of this year than they did in Q3 2019.

This resilience in the face of Brexit-related uncertainty and a global economic slowdown is something we should celebrate.

If you have any questions about anything in this report, or if you need help overcoming challenges or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise over 2020, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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