Policy paper

City Deal: Greater Manchester

The City Deal for Greater Manchester is part of the first wave of City Deals to get the go-ahead from government.

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


Greater Manchester City Deal


The Greater Manchester City Deal includes plans to:

  • create a revolving Infrastructure Fund by allowing Greater Manchester to ‘earn back’ a portion of additional tax revenue from GVA (gross value added) increases resulting from local investment in infrastructure
  • establish a Greater Manchester Investment Framework to bring together core economic development funds
  • create a City Apprenticeship and Skills Hub to place apprentices with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • strengthen Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub, which integrates trade, investment and business advice
  • set up a Low Carbon Hub, with a plan to reduce emissions by 48% by 2020
  • establish a housing investment fund to use local and national investment to develop new housing
  • work with the Department for Transport on a broad package of transport proposals including bus improvement measures and devolution of the Northern Rail franchise and local transport funding
Published 5 July 2012