Economic growth was measured both in terms of GDP and employment growth with Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire registering the highest annual percentage change, 4.4%, ranking it as the 10th fastest growing region in the EU.
Inner London came joint second (3.8%) with Kent, while Surrey, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight all grew by 3.4%.
In contrast, Leicestershire, Cumbria, West Wales and the Valleys and the Tees Valley all had growth of less than 1.8%, well below the UK average of 2.7%
‘Although the UK economy will continue to be one of the most successful in Europe, it is also one of the most regionally divided between North and South,’ said Rebecca Snow, senior economist at Experian’s Business Strategies division.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016