Regional Economic Performance PSA indicators
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 committed the Government to continue the Regional Economic Performance (REP) Public Service Agreement (PSA) to:
"Make sustainable improvements in the economic performance of all English regions and reduce the persistent gap in growth rates between the regions".
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is the lead department for delivery of this PSA. Whilst HM Treasury, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Transport and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are contributing departments
To monitor the Government’s progress in delivering this PSA, a set of four headline indicators will be adopted which, together provide a coherent picture of regional economic performance, built on a sound economic framework and using the best available data.
Disparities in regional economic growth are a function of regional variations in productivity and employment. Government has developed a framework of "five drivers" which interact to drive productivity growth – enterprise, investment, innovation, competition and skills. Detail on the development of the set of supporting indicators to measure regional performance on and each of the 5 drivers of productivity can be found in the document Benchmarking UK productivity performance.
The Regional Economic Performance PSA (REP PSA) website has been developed as a tool for monitoring regional progress towards the PSA. The website will track the performance of the headline indicators for the PSA as well as the supporting indicators for the key drivers of economic growth in each region
The website presents publicly available data in table and graph form, for the nine English regions. These will be updated on a regular basis; quarterly for all indicators except employment which will be updated monthly. The latest data can be accessed by selecting the relevant link on the left.
Recently updated data
*Please note that this update incorporates a redefinition of
employment rates by ONS. The denominator is now all persons aged 16 to
64. In earlier versions women aged 60 to 64 were excluded.
1The Regional Economic Performance: Performance to Date document refers to GVA per head (adjusted) figures which take account of inflation. To produce these, nominal GVA per head has been deflated using a national GVA deflator at basic prices, based on latest available ONS data. We are currently unable to account for differences in prices at the regional level.
Last updated on 29 October, 2010