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Cities in the North of England amongst fastest improving cities - PwC’s Good Growth for Cities index 2017

Cities in the North of England amongst fastest improving cities - PwC’s Good Growth for Cities index 2017 • Strongly improving performance from new Metro mayor cities such as Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Middlesbrough • The improvements in both Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire resulted in scores above the 2011-13 LEP average. • Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle are amongst fastest improving cities this year • Oxford and Reading top index for second year running, but Birmingham most improved • But the price of success is reduced housing affordability and increased average commuting times

PwC UK reports continued growth for 14th year running

PwC, the professional services firm, has reported record revenue of £3.60bn for the year ended 30 June 2017, up 5% from £3.44bn last year, as the firm continues to invest in people, technology and its regional presence in response to client demands. For the third consecutive year PwC’s results are being released alongside a fully digital annual report, entitled Leading in Changing Times – making a difference, which provides detailed insight into the firm’s strategy, performance and societal contribution

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