Levelling-up Zone will be big positive for area, says council leader - The Solihull Observer

Levelling-up Zone will be big positive for area, says council leader

Solihull Editorial 25th Mar, 2023   0

THE LEADER of Solihull Council has supported the Spring Budget saying it ‘brought welcome news for many businesses and residents in Solihull.’

Councillor Ian Courts highlighted a number of announcements made which he believes will be beneficial to the borough.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, confirmed the West Midlands will be home to one of the eight Levelling-up Zones in England during his speech in the House of Commons.

Coun Courts said: “This is such positive news for that area, and the whole borough and region, as we seek to provide a greater focus on the possibilities, not just for businesses to thrive and bring good jobs for residents, but also, in the future, the possibilities of how we bring together some public service delivery for some critical elements.”

He also welcomed the commitment from government to work closely with West Midlands Combined Authority and local councils to pilot and test new initiatives in Early Years is brilliant, as the region build on existing work to give the youngest citizens the best possible start in life.

He added: “Of the elements of the budget affecting the whole country, the news about investment in the tech sector is great to hear, as Solihull is proud to be home to a number of dynamic and growing specialist manufacturers and tech businesses.

“This and other measures will contribute to a strong economy for this borough, which helps give the additional financial backcloth to the investments we have to make, for instance in social care.”


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