Heather Jameson 27 June 2018

Support cities for a £200bn boost to the economy, says Key Cities

Key cities could add a further £214bn to the economy over the next decade if the Government supports them to raise productivity to the national average, the Key Cities Group has said.

In a report published today, the Key Cities Group claimed its members were already ramping up productivity, with three already beating the national average.

With Government support on transport, skills and infrastructure tailored to their needs, the Key Cities Group claim mid-sized cities would be able to drive significant growth.

Chair of the group, Cllr Peter Box, said: ‘The UK faces a series of big economic and social challenges. We need to raise productivity, ensure future growth benefits everyone and re-engage those people who feel left behind.

‘This report is the start of a conversation with Government to identify areas where we can work together, and ensure that Britain after Brexit is a country that works for everyone. Our mid-sized cities have a vital role to play in achieving that.’

The paper also highlights Key Cities and their councils, who are already addressing the productivity challenge.

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