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Great South West partnership secures £1.5m boost for the region

The Government has confirmed that it will provide the Great South West region with £1.5m over three years to deliver sustainable economic growth in the region.

The Great South West partnership released a prospectus in January 2020, The UK’s Natural Powerhouse, setting out plans to deliver £45 billion to the economy and 190,000 jobs by 2035.

The Great South West is a...

Peter Evans

Peter Evans: This is the start of something big in the South West. Let's seize the moment

Today is a big day for the South West. Not just for tech businesses or their employees or aspiring entrepreneurs dreaming of setting up the next Google somewhere in this beautiful part of the country. No, today is a big day for the whole region -- its economy, its people and its future. It feels like the start of something.

As our story highlights , The South West Tech Analysis...

The South West must seize the G7 legacy to level up, report claims

The South West's biggest employer has called for the region to be included in government plans for levelling up the economy and demanded a "green jobs boom” to stop the brain drain of talented young people moving out of the South West.

On the eve of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Pennon, owner of South West water, has published a report called Levelling Up the Great South...

Peter Evans

Peter Evans: How can this be levelling up if the South West is left behind?

Listen to Boris Johnson and you might think the South West was about to enter a golden era. As he set out the government’s priorities at the State Opening of Parliament in May, the prime minister promised to put “rocket boosters” under plans to level up the UK economy. The message, heavily briefed in the days leading up to the announcement, was crystal clear: As the Covid-19 recovery kicks in...