Give Brum a Fair Deal

London basks in economic boom, while Birmingham ‘punches below its weight’

Britain’s economic recovery is dominated by job creation in London, leaving cities like Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool struggling to keep up, a major economic study has found.

Ten times as many new jobs are being created in London than anywhere else and the capital remains a magnet for young adults who are leaving other English cities in their thousands to seek employment there.

However, the study by the Centre for Cities think tank rejects any suggestion that London’s economic growth should be artificially restrained and recommends instead that the Government help the economies of Birmingham and other English cities to grow by devolving powers and budgets.

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