City Deals

Funding worth £150m agreed for Tay Cities Deal

23/11/2018

A new funding package worth £150m has been agreed by four councils in the Tay Cities region of Scotland.

One Yorkshire submits devolution plans to Brokenshire

26/09/2018

Councils in Yorkshire have made a show of unity in their pursuit of a devolution deal for the region.

PM signs off on £600m Edinburgh City Deal

07/08/2018

Theresa May has signed off on a deal that will bring hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment into the South East of Scotland.

Government announces £90m city region deal

31/05/2018

The UK and Scottish governments have announced joint investment of more than £90m in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire region to help drive economic growth.

Think tank outlines priorities for Sheffield's metro mayor

09/03/2018

The new mayor of Sheffield City Region should quickly introduce a ‘clean air charge’ when they take office, address skills gaps and bolster commercial centres, according to a think tank.

The top 10 things local government can expect in 2018

10/01/2018

Tiffany Cloynes outlines her predictions for the top 10 issues for local government in 2018.

MSPs warn ‘significant’ issues with City Region Deals must be addressed

08/01/2018

A number of concerns about Scotland’s City Region Deals have been raised today by a Holyrood Committee.

South Yorkshire devolution deal could be scrapped

19/09/2017

Barnsley and Doncaster MBCs have refused to back a Sheffield city region devolution deal.

Edinburgh and South East Scotland agrees £1.1bn City Deal

21/07/2017

A £1.1bn city deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland was signed yesterday.

Landmark £1.3bn Swansea Bay city deal signed

20/03/2017

The Welsh government today announced a landmark £1.3bn city deal for the Swansea Bay region in a move expected to create nearly 10,000 new jobs.

City Deal reaches £100m milestone

19/10/2016

Council leaders yesterday agreed to release more than £31m for infrastructure projects in the Glasgow City Region.

Welsh councils to work regionally rather than be forced to merge

05/10/2016

There will be no forced mergers of councils in Wales, although they will be required to work together to deliver key services, according to new proposals.

County council slams district devo plan

12/08/2016

Nottinghamshire CC has warned plans to let Bassetlaw DC join the Sheffield City Region will be ‘bad for local democracy’

Edinburgh approves plans for city region deal

01/07/2016

Edinburgh City Council has approved a report on a regional deal it says could attract £5bn of private sector investment.

Scottish cities call for New Deal with London and Edinburgh

13/06/2016

English cities have a competitive advantage over Scotland’s thanks to devolution arrangements with Whitehall, new report argues.

Landmark £1.2bn City Deal signed for Cardiff Capital Region

15/03/2016

A £1.2bn City Deal - expected to deliver 25,000 new jobs and unlock £4bn of private sector investment - has been agreed for the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).

Calls for a housing ‘city deal’ for the capital

07/03/2016

The mayor of London and the boroughs should join forces to push for ‘radical’ new powers over housing, borrowing and property taxes, according to the final report from the London Housing Commission.

Cardiff asks Whitehall for £580m as part of City Deal bid

17/02/2016

Local authority leaders in Cardiff are calling on the UK Government to contribute £580m of funding as part of its City Deal bid.

Costain secures £110m road contract

03/02/2016

Lancashire County Council has awarded an £110m early contractor involvement (ECI) contract to Costain for the Preston Western Distributor and associated Link Roads.

Aberdeen secures £250m City Deal

28/01/2016

Aberdeen has become the second city in Scotland to receive a devolution deal with fresh investment secured for its oil and gas industry.

MPs call for improved accountability on devolution deals

11/11/2015

The Government has been warned its City Deals are not necessarily the 'most appropriate model' for wider devolution by the public spending watchdog.

Scottish councils submit £1bn city region deal

04/09/2015

A £1bn city region deal has been put forward for Edinburgh and South East Scotland today.

Scottish councils urge businesses to back £1bn City Region bid

14/08/2015

A £1bn City Region deal is being developed for Edinburgh and South East Scotland in a bid to accelerate economic growth in the region.

Ten Welsh councils agree to develop City Deal

29/07/2015

All ten councils in South East Wales have agreed to work together on a City Deal for the region.

£55m secured for Leeds city region growth

27/07/2015

West Yorkshire has been given the go ahead for £55m of funding to help deliver thousands of new jobs and homes.

Council funding cuts risk blocking devolution gains, warns watchdog

09/07/2015

Funding cuts could hamper local efforts to manage devolved powers, according to an investigation by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Council leaders invited to City Deal summit

09/06/2015

Local authority leaders have been called together to push forward plans for a new Cardiff City Deal.

Osborne set to deliver Budget in July

18/05/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed he will deliver a summer Budget on 8 July, where he is expected to detail long-anticipated £12bn cuts to welfare.

SNP launches General Election manifesto with northern cities focus

20/04/2015

The SNP has announced plans for wide-reaching support for cities across the UK as part of action to end national austerity.

Clegg labels West Yorkshire council leaders ‘sour’

26/03/2015

Nick Clegg has branded West Yorkshire council leaders ‘churlish and sour’ following their disapproval of devolution measures announced last week.

Portsmouth takes on key MoD sites to kick-start City Deal

17/11/2014

A land agreement has been signed that will pave the way for Portsmouth and Southampton’s City Deal and help to create 3,700 jobs.

City Deal secures multi-million pound skills investment

04/11/2014

More than £18m is being invested to improve business skills in Suffolk as part of the Greater Ipswich City Deal.

Commission urges fiscal freedom for metro areas

08/09/2014

Fifteen cities should be granted greater fiscal freedoms such as revaluing tax council tax bands and pool revenue streams, a new report recommends.

Billion pound City Deal for South Lanarkshire

22/08/2014

Ministers and South Lanarkshire have signed a £1.13bn investment deal to bring jobs and new infrastructure to the west of Scotland.

Glasgow City Deal finalised

21/08/2014

Ministers have signed off on Glasgow's £1.2bn City Deal which promises to unlock up to 20 key infrastructure deals across the city region.

Brighton City Deal unlocks regeneration with flood defence guarantee

12/03/2014

The Greater Brighton City Deal will unlock more than £170m of investment while supporting improvements to local flood defences.

Clegg reveals Southend-on-Sea City Deal

11/03/2014

A Southend-on-Sea City Deal will see over £6m of funding directed to support jobs and redevelopment in the Essex location.

Lords chosen to support Growth Deal talks

22/01/2014

Lord Heseltine and Lord Shipley have been appointed to support negotiations for Local Growth Deals with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

City Deal agreed for Plymouth and South West Peninsula

17/01/2014

A City Deal between Plymouth and the South West Peninsula will be signed off by Government later today, in a move expected to see £296m invested in the region over the next 15 years.

Cities should 'share' proceeds of growth, think tank says

02/01/2014

City budgets should reflect local successes and ‘share’ the proceeds of employment growth with the Treasury, a think tank has said.

City Deal for Greater Norwich

12/12/2013

A City Deal has been signed in Greater Norwich, creating 13,000 additional jobs and 3,000 new homes.

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