Responding to the City Growth Commission Report


Responding to the City Growth Commission report on devolving power to UK city and city regions, Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership said:

“Already a £56bn economy, the Leeds City Region is devolution ready.

“Unlocking the potential of the City Region and accelerating the growth of our economy is at the forefront of the LEP’s agenda. Recommendations set out in the City Growth Commission report reinforce the need to devolve the powers and pounds to city regions which ultimately would enable us to become a net contributor to the national economy - a devolution dividend for government.

“We have already achieved significant impact in the region with devolved funding and we will continue to work with our business and political leaders to enrich the regional economy and further develop a pan northern approach to build a northern economic powerhouse.”