Leicester in UK top 10 cities

Our city ranks in the UK top 10 according to PwC’s Good Growth for Cities index 2017 published this week.

Leicester is ranked ninth in the UK- and third in terms of most improved from last year.

The sixth annual Good Growth for Cities 2017 index sets out to show that there’s more to life, work and general well-being than GDP. The index measures the performance of 42 of the UK’s largest cities, England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the nine Combined Authorities against a basket of ten indicators based on the views of the public as to what is key to economic success and wellbeing.

These include employment, health, income and skills - the most important factors, as judged by the public - while housing affordability, commuting times, environmental factors and income inequality are also included, as is the number of new business starts.