What will the food poverty situation be like in Birmingham in May 2025? Is Birmingham set for a golden decade – and will this have a big impact on food poverty in the city?
One attendee was very positive about the future of the city.
- HS2 is due to be running in 2026, which may have large benefits for the Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham region
- There will be more jobs (HSBC moving UK HQ to Birmingham from London)
- Large investments being made in the city
- Universities are one of the main drivers of investment in cities – and Birmingham’s are booming
- Tourism sector is a huge draw – three million visitors for the Christmas market
The city will get significantly richer, according to this view of things, and the opportunity is there for food poverty to decline – but will this happen?
Is it a guarantee that if the economic situation improves, then food poverty will be reduced alongside?