The Economics of Greater Manchester is the theme of our newsnight style Conference in October. We will be examining the prospects for growth in the city region, the challenge of balancing the books in the age of austerity and how Manchester can fund the ambitious plans for transport, housing and infrastructure in the years ahead.
The economy of Greater Manchester has grown faster than London over the last three years according to latest research from Irwin Mitchell and Cebr. The “UK Powerhouse Report”, which is produced by Irwin Mitchell together with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), provides a quarterly estimate of GVA and job creation within 45 UK cities
According to UK Powerhouse, the economy of Greater Manchester has grown by 7.5% since the end of June 2014 compared to Inner London GVA growth of 6.9%. In the first quarter of 2017, the Greater Manchester economy grew by 2.3% slightly ahead of London and ahead of the national average of around 2%. Can we really be growing faster than the UK? Can growth rates be maintained in the years ahead?
We hope you will be able to join us, as we explore this important challenge for Manchester. Not just growth but inclusive growth with benefits for people from all regions and from all backgrounds is the objective for sustainable expansion in the years ahead.
Held on the 13th October at the Hilton Deansgate, hosted by pro-manchester Chief Executive and author of The Saturday Economist John Ashcroft. The conference will bring together leading experts and influencers in the world of economics for a day of insight, analysis and debate in this fast-paced news style event.