GBSLEP Chair welcomes Government response to Heseltine proposals
GBSLEP Chair Andy Street has welcomed the Government’s response to Lord Heseltine’s report ‘No Stone Unturned’. The response from Government follows the presentation by Lord Heseltine of his report with GBSLEP ‘The Greater Birmingham Project – The Path To Growth’.
Andy Street, GBSLEP Chair, said: “The GBSLEP welcomes Government’s acceptance of the majority of Lord Heseltine’s proposals. That is a vote of confidence in the approach we have been taking over the last two years.
“The details of the response from government demonstrate that the approach outlined in our joint report with Lord Heseltine ‘The Greater Birmingham Project – the Path to Local Growth’ is right.
“That report shows how the concept of a Single Pot for economic development will enable us to accelerate the pace of growth.
“If our work with Lord Heseltine has had any role in framing the government’s response, then we’re pleased to have contributed to the national debate.
“Now the hard work really begins as we begin our work to prepare our submission to the Single Pot. We are in a strong position to do this and, in the meantime, we continue our efforts to drive economic growth in the GBSLEP.”