AS2015: New Enterprise Zones named

A handful of new Enterprise Zones were announced by the chancellor in the Autumn Statement to lever investment into the region, at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle, a new Cheshire Science Corridor linking several assets, Hillhouse Chemicals & Energy at Thornton-Cleveleys in Lancashire, and Greater Manchester Life Science.

Osborne announces new industry-led schools

Government has announced two new technical schools for the North West aimed at filling skills gap in priority sectors; Crewe University Technical College and a Studio school at Deyes High in Sefton.