Devo bid to boost prosperity for South West goes to Government

Devo Bid South WestCouncil chiefs and business leaders in Devon and Somerset have submitted their ‘prospectus for productivity’ to the Government in a bid to win more powers to boost jobs and growth. They say they want a ‘devolution revolution’ to improve the lives of people in Devon and Somerset. The prospectus has been submitted to the Government after being separately endorsed by every local authority in the two counties. Full story: Read more

Somerset set to benefit from government growth fund investment

Somerset ChamberThe latest announcements about projects and programmes that will receive investment through the government’s Regional Growth Fund bring opportunities and optimism for the Somerset economy, according to Somerset Chamber of Commerce. South Somerset based helicopter design and manufacturing company AgustaWestland was announced on 11 July as one of the successful bidders in Round 4 of the Regional Growth Fund, taking a share of a £506million pot of government funding that aims to help organisations expand their operations, create new jobs and stimulate private sector growth. Full Story: Read More