This area covers the corner of England from the Midlands up to the Scottish border, neighbouring North West England. It has 8 million people, with Leeds easily the largest centre of economic activity. This region is in a transition from traditional heavy industry industries to more diversified business areas, but it still has a strong manufacturing presence. However, the region has the lowest levels of output per hour in the UK – about 17% below the UK average.
The Yorkshire and The Humber and North East Productivity Challenge
Find out more about the historic context, key issues and future research priorities of productivity in our briefing: a high-level overview highlighting its productivity picture, including a scattergraph showing the disparities on a ITL 3 level in comparison with the UK average, the primary drivers and bottlenecks, a SWOT analysis and a look to the future.
The Institute’s Productivity Lab has developed a scorecard series, based on ITL1 level, to compare productivity performance across UK regions and devolved nations. It comprises five main regional productivity drivers, captured using 17 indicators.