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Backing for city deal

Published: 21 Nov 2016 12:45
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Economy

UK Government should commit to City Region Deals.

Economy Secretary Keith Brown has called on the UK Government to commit to a Tay Cities and Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal in the Autumn Statement.

The Scottish Government has been working with local authorities to develop proposals for the city region deals which would stimulate economic growth in the area.

Mr Brown is now urging the UK Government to confirm its support for the deals in this week’s budget.

He said:

“City Region Deals for Stirling and Clackmannanshire and the Tay Cities represent an opportunity to unlock investment in their regions, boost economic growth and invest in infrastructure.

“I call upon the UK Government to make an explicit commitment to working with us to deliver ambitious City Region Deals for Stirling and the Tay Cities in next week’s Autumn Statement

“We have already committed to £760 million over the next 10 to 20 years for City Deals in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness with communities in these areas benefitting from housing, digital and infrastructure projects. This investment will also benefit Scotland as a whole, as it’s creating thousands of jobs and upskilling local labour markets.

“We are also progressing discussions with Edinburgh and South East Scotland.”

Background

More information about cities deals is available at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Cities