West Midlands -the Engine for Growth in the UK
Today, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor will set out the long-term economic plan for the Midlands. Our long-term economic plan for the Midlands aims to make the East and West Midlands the Engine for Growth in the UK, with an extra £34 billion being added to the Midlands economy by 2030 and 300,000 extra jobs.
Under this Government, the Midlands has been growing faster than the UK average and has created over 250,000 new jobs. The challenge now is to sustain this which is why our long-term plan focusses on increasing apprenticeships and skills, improving transport infrastructure, backing science and innovation, building new homes and improving local schools.
This long-term plan will help to secure a better future for the Midlands and ensure that we have a truly national recovery that helps businesses to grow and expand and gives more families the chance to enjoy greater economic security and peace of mind.