Hull and Lancashire to house new enterprise zones

Published on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 09:23
Posted by Scott Buckler

Hull and Lancashire will be the homes of two new enterprise hubs with enhanced broadband facilities from April next year, the Treasury has announced

 

Plans for two developments have been invited by the government from the local enterprise partnerships for each area, in response to them bearing the greatest brunt of the impending job losses at BAE systems.

The proximity of good transport links to the chosen sites and the development of good logistical connections such as good communications may also be critical to their success.

One of the measures the Treasury has undertaken is that superfast broadband will be rolled-out to the two locations, as well as other benefits such as low business rates.

The BAE announcement will lead to nearly 3,000 job losses, with this including 899 at Brough near Hull, plus 565 at Samlesbury and 843 and Warton and Preston in Lancashire.

Other places where jobs will be lost include Yeovil in Somerset and 78 at Farnborough.

Source: Cilt UK

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