Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre

Cumbria gains Coastal Communities boost

Chloé Vaughan

Whitehaven Harbour is set to receive £2.45m for a water sports and recreational activities centre as part of the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Map

Greater Manchester second in Help to Buy take-up

Comments (1)

The city region was behind only London in completed Help to Buy property purchases, with Cheshire also among the top six, according to research based on statistics released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.

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.