City Deal

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City Deals - wave 2

We invited 20 cities and their surrounding areas to compete for the opportunity to negotiate a City Deal. The deals would see government give powers to the city in exchange for the city taking on the responsibility of creating economic growth in its area.

In January 2013, each city submitted an initial proposal on how to improve a serious local economic problem.

To secure a deal with government, each city had to show in its proposals for growth that it:

  • can prove how it will take greater responsibility and leadership with decisions affecting its local economy
  • will use the advice, expertise, and resources of the private sector
  • is dedicated and ready to put resources into the deal
  • has plans on using public money wisely
  • can improve its area by following the government’s strategy of lowering regulation, boosting private sector growth, and making it easier for businesses to grow

The following City Deals have been agreed in Wave 2:

  • the Black Country
  • Greater Brighton
  • Greater Cambridge
  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Hull and the Humber
  • Great Ipswich
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Greater Norwich
  • Oxford and Oxfordshire
  • Plymouth and South West Peninsula
  • Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire
  • Southampton and Portsmouth
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire
  • Sunderland
  • Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Tees Valley
  • Thames Valley Berkshire