Published: 9th May 2019

The regional divide between north and south will widen after Brexit, according to a new study. The UK Powerhouse study by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), claims in particular the economic gap between the South East and the North will widen one year after Britain leaves the EU. According to the report, Milton Keynes, Reading and Oxford will be the top three locations for economic growth in the final quarter of 2020. The report also claims no cities or areas in the North or the Midlands will make the top 10 for growth in that period. Instead, it predicts that the 10 slowest growing locations in the final quarter of 2020 will be dominated by locations outside of the South East with the bottom five comprising of Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Hull, Middlesbrough and Derby. Out of the five sectors studied in the survey – manufacturing, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)