Northern cities ‘closing growth gap’

THE cities of the Northern Powerhouse are closing the gap on the rest of the UK - but they still have a long way to go to return to the pre-recession position.

Analysis of the progress of 39 UK cities, including Manchester and Liverpool, based on the public priorities for what has been described as "good growth", which includes employment, health and skills, has been brought together in the fourth annual Good Growth for Cities index.

The data compiled by PwC and think tank Demos  shows a slight narrowing of t... For the full story register now for free or login below...