Policy paper

City Deal: Glasgow and Clyde Valley

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal sets out how government will work with businesses, universities and VCSEs to boost economic growth.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal


The Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal is an agreement between the UK government, the Scottish government and the 8 local authorities across Glasgow and Clyde Valley. It sets out how the region will create economic growth through:

  • setting up a £1.13 billion Glasgow and Clyde Valley Infrastructure Fund to improve transport and regenerate/develop sites
  • supporting growth in the life sciences sector
  • helping small and medium enterprises to grow and develop
  • setting up programmes to support unemployed people
  • testing new ways of boosting the incomes of people on low wages

The deal was signed on 20 August 2014 by Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark, Minister for Cities, local council leaders and the Scottish government.

The Heads of Terms Agreement for the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal was announced on 4 July and guarantees the UK government’s contribution to the deal.

Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 20 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added finalised City Deal document.
  2. First published.