The UK has a longstanding history of productivity and income disparities across our regions and nations that have impacted on economic performance and living standards for decades. By enabling local investment and decision-making, every region in the UK can prosper.
“Levelling up is not only vital to prosperity and opportunity in all parts of the UK, it’s also a core requirement for our competitiveness in the global economy.”Tony Danker, Director General, CBI
The UK has the widest regional disparities in living standards of any country in the EU. The CBI is looking into why these differences exist and what we can do about them.
of UK cities are performing below the European average
the productivity gap between London and any other nation or region in the UK
the estimated productivity gap in the Northern Powerhouse region
A new approach is needed to ensure that no part of the country is left behind as the nation looks to rebuild post-coronavirus. Local, regional and national government must work in collaboration, alongside business, to deliver long-term prosperity. Find out how the CBI is driving the levelling up agenda with government.
The CBI campaigns tirelessly on behalf of our members so that business creates prosperity for all. Learn more about the work we do and the impact we are making on this issue.
CBI launch Unlocking Regional Growth report
CBI's response to the government's modern Industrial Strategy
New review ensures Local Enterprise Partnerships are fit for purpose
CBI welcomes introduction of independent Industrial Strategy Council
CBI launch member consultation on future devolution framework
West Midlands and Greater Manchester launch the UK’s first local industrial strategies
First wave of local industrial strategies marks a positive start to a place-based economic approach
Strengthening London's business environment
Powering up places: unlocking regional growth through devolution
All together now: uniting the UK through a modern Industrial Strategy
Reviving regions: empowering places to revive and thrive
Mayoral revival plans: business manifestos published ahead of May 2021 elections
CBI London revival plan – a manifesto from London’s business community
Reviving Regions: regional scorecards and growth priorities
Levelling up: the gains from empowering local economic clusters to play to their strengths
Watch the CBI’s Urban Revival conference
Shaping the government’s levelling up commitment