Our report finds the performance of all regions is crucial to the future success of the UK.
Productivity is a key element in determining our future standard of living. In recent times, the UK has been underperforming many Western countries in this respect. Likewise, the performance across regions within the country has also been unbalanced.
This report assesses some of the potential causes of poor productivity performance and examines how different UK regions fare in each of these areas. We then focus on each region in turn in greater detail – ranking each in terms of how its level of productivity compares with the rest of the UK and then providing a suggested policy response to address these urgent challenges.