Productivity

Treasury written question – answered on 21st May 2019.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

What fiscal steps his Department is taking to increase regional productivity.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The Government is investing in every region to drive jobs and growth, with 3.5 million more people in work since 2010.

Investments include the £2.5bn Transforming Cities Fund and the Local Growth Fund which has invested over £12bn since 2015, including £141m in the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Over 60% of jobs have been created since 2010 have been in regions outside London and the South East.

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