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the UK’s productivity problems.

Comparing productivity performance across the UK using scorecard maps

Productivity is hard to measure and its drivers are numerous and strongly interrelated.  The Productivity Institute’s Productivity Lab has developed a scorecard series, which is comprised of five main regional productivity drivers that need to be analysed:

  • business performance;
  • skills and training;
  • policy and institutions;
  • health and well-being;
  • and investment and infrastructures.

These five regional productivity drivers are captured using 17 indicators and their past performance is analysed in the short and long-term to help develop regional strategic initiatives and objectives.


The cover the 12 ITL-1 level regions in the UK, covering all the regions of England and the devolved nations. They are free to download and use subject to citations:

There is also an overview of all the ITL1 regions, along with an annex.

Scorecard maps

The scorecards have now also been converted into maps for each productivity driver, which provide a snapshot of how each region and devolved nation has fared. The maps offer a clear visualisation of the regional aspects of many of these drivers. They are free to download and use subject to citations:

Business performance & characteristics

Skills & training

Policy & institutions

Health & well-being

Investment, infrastructure & connectivity

To find out more, read the Productivity Lab’s blog on the scorecards, which goes into detail about how best to use the indicators.