The so called “Midlands Engine”…..is it about to run out of steam?
Peter Madeley (Express and Star) writes, “On the face of it, £392 million sounds like a fair amount of money to fire up the Midlands Engine”. This is, however, covering four years’ expenditure spread thinly across the Government-defined Midlands area which takes in the entire middle of England, stretching from The Marches close to the Welsh border to East Lincolnshire on the North Sea coast.
Sajid Javid who will be overseeing the Midlands Engine
George Morran’sfirst comment on this article is that without the right investment the so-called Midland Engine will soon begin to stutter and run out of steam. He suspects that for the vast majority of people in the West Midlands it hasn’t even started. He continues:
The proposals announced last week which gave the chancellor some photos opportunities are tiny in relation to the region’s needs and the cuts in public…
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