Make The UK a 4 or 5 centre economy

Currently our economy is very heavily focussed on London and the south east, areas where continued sustainable growth is becoming restricted by infrastructure and space. one of the key differentiators between the UK and other major economies is that for example the USA, China, Japan, Germany all have a multi-centred economy.

Only through the development of the economies of the midlands, the north west, the north east, south wales and central Scotland can we reduce over-reliance on London and the south east. then we can look at the map of the UK in a different geographic economic context: fast rail to London, or new runways at Heathrow might be de-prioritised in favour of the development of infrastructure to support industrial development in the North East, or fast inter-city rail between Newcastle and Liverpool.

if we continue to look at the map of the UK economically as the BBC represents it in weather forecasts, we will continue to have a divided economy and will miss out on the opportunity to focus more of our economic development on the part of Europe that started entrepreneurialism.
Dan Sutherland, Carrenza | Fri 20th Dec 2013 at 18:26


I agree with putting emphasis elsewhere than London but how do you support industrial development? and is inner-city rail not going to be a costly and timely plan such as HS2?

Terence Barnett, FestiveFridays | Sat 21st Dec 2013 at 15:44

The way you support any other sector, by providing funding, incentives and help to viable projects. You misread me, I said intercity rail, yes expensive, but essential for a multi-centre economy to work.
Dan Sutherland, Carrenza | Thu 26th Dec 2013 at 00:11

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