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The scale of the UKs regional problem Closing the Gap Conference 14 June 2004 Peter Robinson Senior Economist, ippr.

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1 The scale of the UKs regional problem Closing the Gap Conference 14 June 2004 Peter Robinson Senior Economist, ippr

2 The PSA target Make sustainable improvements in the economic performance of all English regions and over the long-term reduce the persistent gap in growth rates between the regions…… (Joint HMT/DTI/ODPM target)

3 Levels of GVA per head, 2002, UK=100 London131 South East121 East110 Scotland95 East Midlands92 South West91 West Midlands90 North West90 Yorks & Humber86 Northern Ireland79 Wales79 North East77 Note: Estimates on a residence basis

4 Trend growth rates GVA per head, , % p.a. South East2.75 London2.00 East2.00 Average for the south2.25 North East1.25 Yorks & Humber1.75 North West2.00 Average for the north1.75 West Midlands2.25 Scotland2.00 Northern Ireland2.00 East Midlands2.00 South West1.75 Wales1.50 UK/England average2.00 (Source: EBS)

5 Employment rates, Winter , % of working age population South West79.6 East79.5 South East78.8 East Midlands76.3 West Midlands74.9 Scotland 74.3 Yorks & Humber74.2 North West73.9 Wales72.1 London70.4 North East69.8 Northern Ireland68.1 UK74.9


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