Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire News in 2012

06 December 2012

D2N2 Reflects on Autumn Statement

Commenting on the Autumn Statement unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne yesterday, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership chairman Peter Richardson said: "D2N2 is ready and willing to take responsibility for driving economic growth at a local level and welcomes the announcement about devolving more powers from Whitehall to the regions.

"Whilst we await the Government's full response to the Heseltine Review with interest, it is extremely encouraging to see that more funding will be made available to LEPs to enable them to carry out their key roles in ensuring that the regions create jobs, generate wealth and thrive.

“It was also good to see a further allocation of Regional Growth Fund cash announced, which has the potential to make a real difference to individual local companies which have the aspiration, as well as enabling the introduction and development of schemes to boost skills, support priority sectors and have a wider economic impact on the region.