Published: 12th Nov 2019

Bradford has been named as the most improved city in the UK in a study, which measures good economic growth. The 2019 Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities index measures the performance of 42 of the UK’s largest cities, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and ten combined authorities, against a basket of ten factors which the public think are most important when it comes to economic well-being. These include jobs, health, income and skills, as well as work-life balance, house-affordability, travel-to-work times, income equality, environment and business start-ups. According to the report, Bradford emerged as this year’s top improver, driven by jobs, work-life balance and skills amongst its 25+ year olds. Bradford has experienced a large reduction in its unemployment rate, measured at 4.1% in 2018 compared to 10% in 2015. The city also demonstrated moderate improvements in work-life balance, health, environment and skills amongst the adult population. For the fourth year running, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)