As the devolution debate continues it is essential we do not lose the momentum or focus on growing the Humber economy.
Which is why we are pleased to welcome the significant extension to our Enterprise Zone, and our contribution (subject to EU funds) to the £400m Northern Powerhouse that will benefit small businesses through an investment fund, set out by the Chancellor in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement.
The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.
The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.
The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land