Region bucks northern investment trend in latest attractiveness survey

The latest EYnews Attractiveness Survey has been released with some good news for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire and the Humber is proving the destination of choice for investors

The latest EY Attractiveness Survey has been released with some good news for Yorkshire. The survey analyses the attractiveness of a particular region as an investment destination. It’s designed to help businesses make investment decisions and governments remove barriers to growth.

The 2022 UK attractiveness survey shows that Yorkshire and the Humber is proving the destination of choice for financial services businesses planning to establish or extend operations, with the number increasing to 5.1%.

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And following its release Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, commented:

“It’s very pleasing to see that Yorkshire and the Humber is attracting increased investment in the financial services industry and that it’s keeping pace with the UK-wide trend. 

West Yorkshire has long been regarded as a ‘centre of excellence’ in this sector and I am determined to continue the work we do to deliver inclusive growth and attract even greater levels of investment into our region’s economy. 

The survey makes it clear they are attracted by locations with a skilled workforce and the government should recognise this and release more funding which will allow us to drive our region’s future growth and prosperity even further.” 

This EY attractiveness survey also highlighted that global investors want to see the Government prioritise levelling up in the North.

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

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