The Greater Lincolnshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have welcomed the region’s bold bid to form a Humber-wide Freeport, encompassing ports across the area.
Such a development has the potential to boost the economy of the region by providing investment, highly-skilled jobs, training opportunities and the development of more clean growth and decarbonisation developments on the Humber – all of which are major priorities of both LEPs.
A formal coalition, led by ABP, submitted the plans to Government this week, which
An ambitious decarbonisation plan for the region has received Government backing.
A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan – a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.
This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to
Essential workers now have access to 1,000 face shields, which have been made available across the Humber community thanks to Ron Dearing UTC, the Humber LEP and the Humber Local Resilience Forum.
Ron Dearing UTC, Hull’s employer-led school, has been working with the local business community and education establishments to design and manufacture the protective equipment.
The school has worked in partnership with local companies including G.F Smith, Ideal Boilers, Luxinar Lasers and the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre to produce
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.