The State of Britain

Yorkshire & Humberside

  • Y&H’s productivity goes into reverse and the second lockdown stalls the region’s recovery

    A nowcast for Y&H for the 12 months ended March 2021 which incorporates the second lockdown, published by the Economic Statistic Centre of Excellence (‘ESCoE’) on a rolling 4 quarter basis, has estimated that the Y&H economy contracted by 11%. This ranked Y&H fifth in the UK (previous ranking eighth). Over the same period the East Midlands was ‘best’ with a fall of 9.4%, with Wales’s 13.4% contraction the ‘worst’. The UK overall posted -11.8% on the same measure. ESCoE is a partnership of research institutions and the Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) and has highlighted that during these unprecedented times, with...