South West

  • The SW economy shrinks by 5% but house prices are uplifted by 6.4% November, 2020

    A nowcast for the SW for the 12 months ended September 2020 on a rolling 4 quarter basis, published by the Economic Statistic Centre of Excellence (‘ESCoE’), has estimated that the SW economy contracted by 7.8%. This ranked the SW fourth in the UK and suggests the regional economy has so far coped ‘better’ with the pandemic relative to the other eleven UK ‘regions’ on this metric. Over the same period the North East was ‘best’ with a fall of 6.5%, with Wales’s 11.4% contraction the ‘worst’; the UK decline according to these figures was c8%. However, the total percentage change in...