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Our cities already contribute more than a quarter of the UK economy and, with more freedoms and flexibilities, we are best placed to improve the UK’s economic fortunes. Core Cities UK is a vital delivery partner for Government and its agencies.

The UK Core Cities city regions are home to 20 million people. Their diverse populations have grown steadily since 2006 and are set to rise by almost 3 million by 2036, when the Core Cities will account for 23% of the UK’s population growth.  Core Cities city regions deliver a total 26% of UK economic output, over 20% of exports, are home to almost 40% of university students and are drivers of their wider regional economies.