£7m for transport, housing and skills
Just under £7 million in funding for local improvements in the East Midlands has been approved by the government.
The funding that's been given the green light is part of an early investment offered to our area as part of devolution negotiations. It's not dependent on devolution proposals going ahead.
It's part of £18 million on offer from the government to our region for investment in different projects supporting local priorities, which relate to housing, the environment, infrastructure, skills, and transport in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Nottingham.
Devolution doesn't mean scrapping or merging local councils, which would all continue to exist as they do now and would still be responsible for most public services in the area. The mayor and combined authority would instead focus on wider issues like transport, regeneration, and employment across both cities and counties.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:05 by Emma Smith