Good growth for cities

By Jonathan House | 13 December 2016

While quarterly GDP growth figures and headlines on economic recovery make the news, the figures don’t always chime with the experience and everyday lives of ordinary people, as Jonathan House explains

Now in its fifth year, the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index measures the performance of the UK’s largest cities against a basket of 10 categories based on what the public see as key to economic success and wellbeing. Employment, health, income and skills are the most important of these factors, while housing affordability, commuting times, environmental factors and income inequality are also included.

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