Second City Deals launched

31 October 2012 Twenty regions have been invited to bid for the second wave of the government’s City Deals programme.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and cities minister Greg Clark unveiled the new regions that have been approved to bid for the deals, which will see powers devolved from central government in exchange for greater responsibilities over delivering economic growth.

The latest round follows the launch in July of the first eight City Deals, involving England’s ‘core’ cities outside London. It covers the next 14 largest cities and their wider areas and the next six with the highest population growth from 2001-10

“The deals are unlocking the huge potential of our cities so they can go for growth,” said Clegg, referring to the first wave of deals.

The 20 regions set to submit their proposals are:
  • the Black Country
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Greater Cambridge
  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Hull and Humber
  • Ipswich
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Greater Norwich
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • Plymouth
  • Preston and Lancashire
  • Southampton and Portsmouth
  • Southend
  • Stoke and Staffordshire
  • Sunderland and the North East
  • Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Tees Valley

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4 December 2014.

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