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Business Activity, Size and Location
An update on the characteristics of Midlands Engine enterprises by employment size band, turnover and sectors as of March 2023.
Regional Economic Impact Monitor: Edition 41
The September edition of the Monitor is published at a time of important economic measurements and announcements in the UK. The Bank of England has ended a run of interest rate hikes, Consumer Price Inflation is down and potentially the UK economy made a stronger recovery during Covid-19 at the end of 2021. Despite this, the Monitor highlights the current reality for many Midlands businesses and communities remains problematic. This Monitor also has a dedicated section on key clusters in the Midlands Engine area as well as a substantial labour market update
Midlands Engine Cluster Snapshot – Food and Drink
Advanced Manufacturing of Food & Drink is a major pan-regional cluster with significant local clusters across Greater Lincolnshire, the West Midlands Combined Authority area, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.
Gross Disposable Household Income: 2021
This briefing provides an update (up to 2021) on total Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) and per head for our region
Regional Trade in Goods: Year Ending Q2 2023
This briefing provides the latest figures on trade in goods for the Midlands - this includes data on goods exported and imported, goods by Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) and Country Groups.
Claimant Count – September 2023
Statistics to August 2023 for those in receipt of Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance within our region
Purchasing Manager Index – September 2023
This briefing provides an update on regional results for the recent Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) Survey on business activity for August 2023
Midlands Engine Cluster Snapshot – Logistics and E-Commerce
With more than 90% of the UK population within four hour’s drive of the Midlands, Logistics and E-Commerce is a well-established pan-regional cluster that continues to grow
Midlands Engine Cluster Snapshot – Extractive Industries
Smaller than other clusters in both number of businesses and employees, clustering in extractive industries is predominantly found in Derbyshire, with related business activity (such as offices) recorded across the Midlands
Midlands Engine Cluster Snapshot – Connected Device Technology
From 5G and Industry 4.0 to applied connected and automated mobility (CAM), connected device technology is a pan-regional specialism with clusters of business, talent and innovation in the Midlands Engine.
Green & Hydrogen Skills Insights Midlands Engine August 2023
The UK Government has committed to a Net Zero Strategy by 2050. The Midlands Engine partnership have translated these national goals into regional objectives with the 2021 Ten Point Plan for Green Growth and the 2022 Midlands Engine Hydrogen Technologies Strategy.
Green and Hydrogen Jobs in the Midlands Engine August 2023
An analysis of green and hydrogen jobs in the Midlands using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) revealed that up to 3.9% of all employment were in occupations can be classified as “pure green employment” or employment that have come into existence as a direct result of the growth and development of the green economy.