What is Yorkshire known for?

Here are eight astounding things that the county has given to the world.
  • Yorkshire puddings.
  • Cricket legends.
  • Stainless steel.
  • The Brontë Sisters.
  • The first commercial steam train.
  • Wensleydale cheese.
  • Marks & Spencer.
  • The first-ever football club.

Economic performance and key sectors in Leeds

​​The Leeds economy is estimated to be worth £21.3 billion per annum and accounts for nearly a third of the Leeds City Region’s total economic output.

What is the Leeds City Region Growth Deal?

The Leeds City Region Local Growth Deal is a £1 billion-plus deal between the LEP and the Government to help transform the Leeds City Region economy. 

In July 2014, the LEP and the Government agreed our £1billion-plus Local Growth Deal, negotiated based on our Strategic Economic Plan. The Growth Deal will help transform the Leeds City Region economy. It allows us to make vital upgrades to transport, build more housing, revitalise our towns, invest in a skilled and flexible workforce, support the growth of businesses and build a resource-efficient City Region. 

West Yorkshire's economy 'would not recover from a second coronavirus lockdown until 2027'

A second coronavirus lockdown would see the West Yorkshire economy shrink by £12bn this year, with employment levels not recovering until 2027, the county’s political leaders have warned.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has drawn up plans for how it can speed up its recovery from the pandemic with investment in health tech, digital, entrepreneurs and the transition to a net-zero-carbon economy.

But its proposal to be submitted to Ministers includes a stark warning about the impact the lockdown is likely to have on the economy of West Yorkshire and its 2.3 million population.



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