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Glasgow City Region City Deal

The £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities across the Glasgow City Region: East Dunbartonshire Council; East Renfrewshire Council; Glasgow City Council; Inverclyde Council; North Lanarkshire Council; Renfrewshire Council; South Lanarkshire Council; and West Dunbartonshire Council.

The City Deal will bring tens of thousands of jobs to the Glasgow City Region through major infrastructure projects, drive innovation and growth through the support of key sectors such as life sciences and address challenges in the region's labour market.

Both the UK and Scottish Governments are each giving the Glasgow City Region local authorities £500million in grant funding for the City Deal with member authorities investing a further £130million.

The City Deal will:

  • Enable investment in the transport network, key development and regeneration sites and improved public transport through a £1.13 billion Infrastructure Fund.

  • Tackle unemployment with programmes to help 16-24 year olds and vulnerable residents who receive Employment Support Allowance.

  • Support growth in the life science sector by establishing world class R&D and commercialisation facilities in the city.

  • Encourage the growth of more small and medium- sized enterprises by providing additional business incubator and grow-on spaces.

  • Test new ways to boost the incomes of people on low wages.

  • Spread the benefits of economic growth across the Glasgow City Region, ensuring that deprived communities benefit from this growth.

This is expected to;

Delivery of City Deal projects is overseen by the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet, which consists of the Leaders of the eight Member Authorities. Business cases for projects go through three stages of approval at the Cabinet: strategic, outline and full, with each stage unlocking funding to allow the project to proceed to the next stage.

Renfrewshire is to benefit from three of the biggest infrastructure investments; the Airport Access Project, the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project and the Glasgow Airport Investment Area.

Together these projects will transform local and regional connectivity resulting in job opportunities through business growth and inward investment.

Latest News

For the latest update on these projects see the Latest News page or the project specific pages in the related articles section.

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