Rotherham is the fastest growing city economy in Yorkshire, and the eighth fastest growing economy in the UK, according to a recent report.

The UK Powerhouse study is produced by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and provides an estimate of GVA growth and job creation within 45 of the UK’s largest cities 12 months ahead of the Government’s official figures.

The report shows that Rotherham is pushing boundaries with growth of 1.8% across October to December 2017. Rotherham rose 18 places on the GVA table to rank eighth in terms of growth.

Cllr. Denise Lelliott, Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy at Rotherham Council, said:

“Rotherham’s ambition is to create the right conditions for growth and regeneration and these results give confidence to businesses looking to invest in jobs, homes and developments within Rotherham.”