Government set to back Heseltine’s Birmingham blueprint for growth

IN a pre-Budget boost to the regions today, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to give the green light to proposals to create a new single funding pot to stimulate economic growth in areas of the UK outside London.

The move follows the release of the Greater Birmingham Project, a blueprint of how the recommendations contained in Lord Heseltine’s No Stone Unturned economic review could be delivered in the major regions.

However, the size of the pot is still uncertain. The former Deputy Prime Minister h... For the full story register now for free or login below...