'Productivity deals' with big business needed to jump-start local economies

By Hiba Mahamadi | 18 April 2019

Councils should strike ‘productivity deals’ with the biggest businesses in their region to ensure residents benefit from private sector growth, a new report urged today.

The report by think-tank Localis warned some areas were at risk of becoming ‘doughnut economies’ where commuters who travel to work earn more than the residents who live there.

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