Policy paper

Unlocking growth in cities: city deals wave 1

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

This document reports on the progress made in wave 1 and provides a summary of the city deals.



The government is committed to unlocking the full growth potential of our cities. We want powerful, innovative cities that are able to shape their economic destinies, boost entire regions and get the national economy growing. But to unlock their full potential, we need a major shift in the powers and levers available to local leaders and businesses to drive growth. To achieve this, the government has launched a programme of city deals.

For the full deals for each city, please see Wave 1 - City Deals.