“Boris unveils £50m cash boost for regeneration of suburbs”

March 31, 2011

Tuesday’s Evening Standard and many other London papers reported on a new fund set up by the London mayor (part of a government grant) that will be available for bidding from outer London town centres who wish to set up local business districts and to improve retail, leisure, culture and arts provision. Boris Johnson was quoted in the Standard as saying “it is vital we address the historic neglect of the outer boroughs.” It will be interesting to see if industry is included in this programme. Previous research by the Joseph Rowntree Trust would suggest that it is unskilled and low skilled workers who most need work and training close to home.

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