Birmingham should be twice the size with two million people, according to a new report



Birmingham should be twice the size in order to become a wealthy “global city”, according to a major new report.
That would mean doubling the population to two million people, from around one million today.
And the West Midlands Combined Authority, chaired by mayor Andy Street, should help ensure Birmingham’s population grows by at least 200,000 people by 2040.
Those are some of the findings in a study by think tank Policy Exchange.
Researchers looked at the Government’s Midlands Engine policy, which is supposed to grow the economies of both the West Midlands and the East Midlands, and to... read more

 
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