Local Government: Brighton

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate the potential economic benefits of the City Deal for the Greater Brighton area to that region over the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Greater Brighton City Deal will enable the area to fulfil its economic potential, turning it into one of the highest performing urban economies in the UK, and boosting its already vibrant creative-digital sector. Local leaders predict that the measures agreed in the City Deal will create at least 1,300 jobs over the next five years, and leverage £24.5 million of investment. In the longer term, the deal is expected to create 8,500 jobs and add £361 million per year to the local economy. The Greater Brighton City Deal is available at:


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