Last week the Bank of England announced plans for a new northern hub based in Leeds as part of a review of its presence across the UK.
Leeds University Business School has been successfully awarded funding for eight new projects from Research England.
Investment in small, new innovative companies in the UK collapsed by a third during the Covid-19 pandemic, damaging the prospects of thousands of high-growth firms.
Companies in London, the South East and the East of England receive 75% of all equity investments in the UK and that share is increasing over time, new research has shown.
The Financial Times has published research by Professor Nick Wilson which shows that companies in London and the south-east receive 75% of all private equity investment in the UK.