Wednesday, December 8, 2010


As I have been in London all day, I missed this morning's announcement regarding the GVA figures for Wales, which showed that we remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the UK prosperity league table.

Having the detailed tables now to hand, I need to spend some time analysing the data before posting anything substantial on the figures and as I am currently reading a Ph.D dissertation that I am externally examining in Sweden next week, it is not a priority!

However, the following table does demonstrate the regional disparities that exist in the UK and how the situation has become comparatively worse in recent years in Wales whilst improving in Scotland and Northern Ireland.