Rotherham had the fastest growing economy in the Yorkshire region in the second quarter of 2018 according to recent research, with growth ahead of the UK average.

Rotherham’s £4.3 billion a year economy was a top performer in 2017 staying at the top of the UK Powerhouse rankings for GVA growth.

In the latest study from Irwin Mitchell and Cebr, Rotherham is ranked 17th for year on year GVA growth – the top ranked Yorkshire economy and the third ranked Northern economy behind Stockport and Manchester.

For Rotherham, GVA in Q2 of 2018 was 2.3% up on the same quarter in the previous year. On average, across the economies in the study, GVA annual growth was 2.1% in Q2 2018.

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