Infrastructure and hospital investments will dominate capital expenditure in the North-west.
The government today pledged £85m for the redevelopment of West Cumberland hospital, and £42m for a Women’s and Children’s Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital.
Rail capacity improvements will go ahead in Manchester, while the Mersey Gateway bridge will connect Widnes and Runcorn.
The government is looking to ensure Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS) will play a pivotal role in delivering its aim for an economy rebalanced towards the private sector
For other regional breakdowns see: cnplus.co.uk/csr