In the years following the economic downturn of 2008, the capital’s economy has continued to accelerate away from other UK cities, despite politicians from all major political parties advocating a more balanced economy in which everyone shares the burden of reducing the deficit and restoring growth. This report aims to further our understanding of how people and businesses in cities outside London feel about the capital today, including its impact on their place and the future of the country as a whole.
The report, produced in partnership with Centre for London and supported by Lloyds Banking Group, brings together findings from a survey of people living in 16 cities outside of London, a national survey, and a series of discussions with local government and business leaders. Taken together, these new insights tell us more about how people living outside of London perceive the capital. It finds that:
Watch the above presentation for some of the key findings from the national and city YouGov survey
Read the individual results for the 16 surveys completed in individual cities:
Supported by Lloyds Banking Group and in partnership with Centre for London
Senior Consultant, City Economics at Arup