A raft of innovative new measures to help build momentum in the region’s economy have been suggested by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as it makes its budget representations to the Government.
The LEP has submitted a package of proposals, including requesting that the Government confirm funding for the A63 Castle Street upgrade in Hull, part-fund a new National Flood Resilience Centre in Scunthorpe, as well as asking for commitment to the Energy Estuary 2.0 Strength in Places Fund bid
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made headlines last week by committing to full fibre broadband across the country by 2025 – eight years sooner than the previous target of 2033.
The Humber region has already made significant strides to providing this infrastructure to businesses as well as consumers in the region. The Hull area is already benefiting from complete ultrafast full fibre broadband coverage (ultrafast meaning speeds of more than 100Mbps) with KCOM providing its Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) Lightstream service
The Humber LEP is supporting North East Lincolnshire Council in its bid to be named Digital Council of the Year.