Rotherham had the fastest growing economy in the whole of the North of the UK in the third quarter of 2018, according to recent research.

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.

Rotherham’s £4.4 billion a year economy saw an increase of 1.4% on the same quarter in the previous year.

In the latest study, Rotherham is ranked 15th for year on year GVA growth (up from 17th in the previous quarter) – leapfrogging Manchester as the top ranked Northern economy.

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