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Cambridge News: Closing the gap between rich and poor key to region’s future

Bridging the gap between the rich and poor is key to the region’s future prosperity, according to a new report. The interim report published by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) highlights the fast rate of economic and employment growth in the region, but says action must be taken now to ensure that future growth will be sustainable and more inclusive.

Drawing on the Cambridge Ahead corporate database as a unique source of information for businesses in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, the CBR has been producing a number of analyses to support the work of the CPIEC. These include novel and in-depth studies of the corporate anatomy, foreign ownership and ownership changes, business demography and specialness of the corporate sectors in the Combined Authority and in each of its local authority districts.

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