Slough “most productive”

Slough is the most productive place in the UK, beating London into second place, a report from the Centre for Cities has suggested.

The report, entitled “The role of place in the UK’s productivity puzzle” lists Slough as top for productivity with £82,100 of output per worker compared to London with £73,700 and Reading with £68,900. The report does not split London in to its constituent parts, but if it did, locations such as the City, or Heathrow, would be likely to outperform areas with less skilled employment.

The analysis is based on Office of National Statistics (ONS) data on Regional Gross Value Added (Income Approach) by Local Authorities in the UK, and the ONS Business Register of Employment Survey.

Councillor Sohail Munawar, leader of the council, said: “Slough has been built on hard work, business and an aspirational population; we are a working town, home to all types of workers from big business headquarters to smaller enterprises and entrepreneurs.

“Slough means business and we are continuing to build on our past successes with investment in new homes, leisure, infrastructure, schools, green spaces – all of which brings further investment in our town.”


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