UK

  • Falkirk tops the UK growth league December, 2019

    According to ONS figures out this month, in 2018 the highest annual growth rate seen in the 179  local areas of the UK was 10.5%, in Falkirk, the lowest level was in Mid and East Antrim at -10.1%, a 20% swing. So what has gone well in Falkirk? On the face of it, Mid and East Antrim town, Ballymena, is not dissimilar to Falkirk. However, in 2018 people in Falkirk increased GDP from £29,869 to £33,868, whereas in Ballymena there was a c£5K drop to £29,885.  Both areas are close to the capital cities of devolved administrations, where Belfast had GDP...