National Productivity Week 27th January 2025 | Visit Website

A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Regional Productivity Forums overview films

The Productivity Institute connects with business through its eight Regional Productivity Forums. Short film overviews of each Forum were premiered at our Business Conference on 10 June.

East Anglia Productivity Forum

Covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, the Forum has identifibed six themes to boost productivity in the region while also linking in with the overarching issue of the delivery of Net Zero carbon emissions.

Northern Ireland Productivity Forum

Northern Ireland’s productivity rate is one of the UK’s lowest, with no one single reason causing it. This Forum will identify the different ways to narrow the gap.

London and the South Productivity Forum

London productivity is 32% above UK average, but there are vast differences within the capital and the south east and west of England areas covered by this Productivity Forum as well as across different local economies.

Midlands Productivity Forum

This will tackle the perception why the region is some way below where it ought to be in productivity terms.

Wales Productivity Forum

This Forum seeks to identify the potential drivers to improve the nation’s persistent productivity problem .

North West Productivity Forum

This Forum will look at the stark productivity disparities across the region and why its major cities aren’t punching their weight.

Scotland Productivity Forum

Disparities in productivity levels in Scottish regions are significant. This Forum will look at how the business ecosystem can be improved across all of Scotland.

Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East Productivity Forum

This Forum will look at ways of reversing the region’s stalled productivity growth since the 2008 financial crisis.