Great news to start the week that the Government has announced £1.6bn of funding for industrial and coastal towns post-Brexit. This is part of the Stronger Towns Fund, which targets places that have not shared in the proceeds of growth in the same way as more prosperous parts of the country.
£1bn will be pre-allocated across the regions and a further £600m available for areas to bid for major job-creating projects.
I'm really pleased that our lobbying for industrial areas in the Midlands and the North is paying off. Brilliant news that the Prime Minister has announced this funding to support jobs and growth in communities like ours.