Chancellor Announces City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland

The Chancellor George Osborne today announced a City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

Speaking on behalf of the partner local authorities, the City of Edinburgh Council Leader Andrew Burns said: ‘‘We are delighted with the Chancellor’s pledge to develop a City Deal for our region and welcome the opportunity to continue our engagement with both the UK and Scottish Governments.

“This commitment from Westminster is a step forward for our proposals to tackle inequality and accelerate substantial economic growth through investment in innovation, skills and infrastructure.

“We submitted our proposals in September 2015 and remain as determined as ever to negotiate greater fiscal powers for our region and funding towards strategic housing, transport and infrastructure to help the region to become the most connected, creative, inclusive and innovative place in Europe.”

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