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The Argus – Brighton’s economic output growth set for huge increase
May 17, 2022

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predicts Brighton will leap 38 places in its league table of cities, moving from 43rd for economic output growth in 2021 to fifth place by the end of 2023. The city could have a £300 million increase in its output, the equivalent of 2.3 per cent year on year.

DerbyshireLive – Thousands of jobs for Derby by 2024 as economy grows
May 17, 2022

Derby has been forecast to create thousands of new jobs and have the fastest-growing economy of any city in the East Midlands by the end of 2023. New figures from Irwin Mitchell’s UK Powerhouse report says that Derby will see the number of jobs available grow to 3,600 by the end of 2023. By this time, the value of

WiltshireLive – Swindon forecast to be among top 10 fastest growing economies by 2023
May 17, 2022

Swindon is predicted to be among the fastest growing economies by the end of 2023, according to new research. The study carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) revealed that it had placed in the top ten in the country. Most of the top 10 fastest growing city economies by the end

The Telegraph – Carers pushed into poverty after ‘insulting’ 4p an hour rise in allowance
May 17, 2022

Millions of carers have been left thousands of pounds worse off and struggling to keep up with rising costs after receiving an “insulting” 4p an hour increase in carers’ allowance.  Family members who care for sick loved ones for more than 35 hours a week and who receive the state-paid benefit have been pushed into poverty by

The Business Desk – ‘Billion pound boost’ predicted for Birmingham’s economy by 2023
May 17, 2022

Birmingham is set to see its economy grow by £1bn by the end of 2023, bucking the trend for the most successful cities to be found in southern England. According to Irwin Mitchell’s UK Powerhouse report, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), Birmingham delivered 6.9% GVA growth in the 12 months

StokeonTrentLive – Stoke-on-Trent tipped to have third highest jobs growth in 2023
May 17, 2022

Stoke-on-Trent has been tipped to have the third highest jobs growth in the UK by the end of next year. A report from law firm Irwin Mitchell predicts that Stoke-on-Trent will have a year-on-year growth in employment of 2.2 per cent by the fourth quarter of 2023, with only Cambridge and Oxford expected to do

Lancashire Telegraph – The economy in this area of Lancashire is expected to grow by £100m creating 2,000 jobs
May 17, 2022

A NEW economic report is predicting the size of the economy in an area of Lancashire will grow to almost £4.3 billion by the end of 2023. However, it has warned the Government’s “levelling-up” agenda will stall unless more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is attracted to the region. According to Irwin Mitchell’s UK Powerhouse report, produced by the Centre

BusinessLive – Nearly 10,000 Bristol jobs to be created by 2023, study finds
May 16, 2022

Bristol’s economy is expected to fall out of the UK’s regional top 10 but still expand by £500m and add almost 10,000 new jobs by the end of next year, according to a new report. The city has been predicted to see year-on-year growth of 2% in the fourth quarter of 2023 in terms of

The Yorkshire Post – Leeds is set to lead the way for jobs growth in the North with the creation of 19,000 new roles
May 16, 2022

Law firm Irwin Mitchell’s latest UK Powerhouse report, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), showed Leeds will be one of the few Northern cities to improve in terms of job creation by the end of 2023. Leeds is expected to go from ninth in the table in the fourth quarter of 2021, to sixth place

City A.M. – Levelling south: Most of UK’s top 10 fastest-growing city economies are in the South or East of England
May 16, 2022

Most of the top 10 fastest-growing city economies by the end of next year will be in the South or East of England, new research suggests. The Government’s levelling up agenda will fail to take off unless more is done to help local economies in other parts of the UK. The dominance of London and

Nation Cymru – Wales only part of the UK that saw an increase in foreign direct investment projects during pandemic
May 16, 2022

Wales was the only part of the UK that saw an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) projects during the pandemic. In Wales, the figure increased 3%, while in London the number of FDI projects collapsed -23%. There was also a fall in Scotland (-24%) and Northern Ireland (-28%). But despite being the only UK

Brighton and Hove News – Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’
May 16, 2022

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)

Scottish Business News – New economic report highlights mixed fortunes for Scottish cities over next two years
May 16, 2022

A NEW economic report places Edinburgh in the top ten best performing cities for economic output and employment by the end of 2023 but reveals mixed fortunes ahead for Aberdeen and Glasgow. According to Irwin Mitchell’s latest UK Powerhouse report, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), Edinburgh will rise from being among the

GB News – Rishi Sunak piling the pressure on British families with £7.5billion ‘stealth tax raid’
May 16, 2022

“Stealth taxes” will cost Britons more than £7.5bn this year as inflation spirals and tax brackets are frozen in place. The cost of living crisis has already gnawed through workers’ pay increases, and now families will be coughing up even more. As people’s pay packets increase in line with sky rocketing prices, more workers will

Milton Keynes Citizen – Milton Keynes to be among fastest growing economies by the end of 2023
May 16, 2022

Overseas investment and an economy rich in services and tech-based firms will mean Milton Keynes will be home to one of the UK’s fastest growing economies by the end of 2023 – according to a new business report. The UK Powerhouse study, which has been produced by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics & Business Research (Cebr), analyses

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