Aberdeen tipped as one of the fastest recoving cities.
Many cities, including Aberdeen, are recovering from the recession, according to the Centre for Cities annual index, 2011. Economic recovery is likely to be unevenly spread across the country in the year ahead. Cities will need new financial and political powers, and some will need additional financial support from central government.
In Cities Outlook 2011, the Centre for Cities identifies the cities best placed for a private sector-led recovery.
Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Reading, Leeds and Bristol are all likely to be better-insulated from the economic impact of the spending squeeze, and have high potential to create private sector jobs.
They have lower vulnerability to public sector job losses and spending cuts, and given the right powers and freedoms could make an even bigger contribution to the national economic recovery.