The companies and local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber that have been offered a share of the £950 million are as follows:
It is hoped that these grants will create 3,000 new jobs directly and 13,700 indirectly.
As I said in the penultimate paragraph of my previous article this money does not come without strings and will have to be repaid if it does not bring the promised employment. However, with the exception of the Department of Culture Media and Sport's Broadband Delivery UK Fund this is the only large scale grant allocation that can be expected from HM Government in this Parliament. That does not mean to say that there are not other sources of funding including some grants but they will be not be distributed in the way that they were by the last government.
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