Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Leech welcomes Budget boost for Greater Manchester

Following questioning from South Manchester MP John Leech, Deputy PM Nick Clegg yesterday announced a package of measures that will mean an extra £35m for Greater Manchester Councils. According to AGMA, this deal will create 6,000 new apprenticeships, strengthen Greater Manchester’s business growth hub, create 3,800 new jobs, and commit the government to funding a package of transport measures.

The Chancellor has also announced details of further funding towards the Northern Hub.

John Leech MP said today,

“3,800 new jobs, 6,000 new apprenticeship and more funding for the Northern Hub. This is good news for Greater Manchester.”

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