Economic Situation: North of England

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase job creation and economic growth in the north of England.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 26 January 2015

Supporting economic growth in the north of England is vital to the long term success of our economy

All LEPs in the North of England have benefitted from investment and devolution of powers, freedoms and flexibilities through Growth Deals and City Deals. In addition the Government recently agreed devolution of further powers with both Sheffield and Manchester.

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