Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Partners Welcome Autumn Statement Announcement

In his Autumn Statement today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP stated that the UK Government will continue to work towards agreeing a City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South-East Scotland. 

Council Leader Andrew Burns, said: “I welcome the announcement by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Statement that the UK Government remains committed to a City Region deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.”

“Discussions with the UK and Scottish Governments continue on the deal, which contains proposals to accelerate growth in Edinburgh and the wider regional economy that will benefit Scottish and UK economies while tackling inequalities and deprivation.”