The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
A new Business Board chair today takes charge of pushing forward the first ever Local Industrial Strategy – LIS - for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough which was launched last month.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board has voted to approve £1.7 million funding to develop the CAM Metro Outline Business Case – the next key phase of the transformational scheme.
Three substantial grants to help more people find affordable homes in Peterborough were today (Wed July 31st) approved by the Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.
A big step forward for a new university for Peterborough has been taken with the appointment of a world-leading project management consultancy to support the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in its delivery.Globally-renowned consultants Mace have been selected to deliver on the Combined Authority's Action Plan for the new university.
Following the launch of the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, an urgent call has been made for organisations to apply to a £50 million pot of growth funding before time runs out.The Business Board, the Local Enterprise Partnership accountable to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, is calling for applications to the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) Major Projects stream.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority today launched its first Local Industrial Strategy, a plan to support industry in delivering growth and prosperity across the region.Statement on the launch of the Local Industrial Strategy by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor James PalmerThis is a fantastic roadmap to help businesses in the region realise their full potential. This first ever Local Industrial Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is all about creating the conditions required to achieve our ambition of doubling economic output here while also targeting inclusive growth, so that prosperity is felt by more people.It’s a bold strategy and it sets out clear actions to get things moving, help firms to grow, become more productive, and increase their reach.
Area aims to become a global leader in the region's life sciences, food production, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing sectors Locally-developed plan sets out how the area will take full advantage of its global assets and maximise the economic opportunity of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Business Minister Lord Henley meets Cambridgeshire and Peterborough leaders today to discuss how plans will boost productivity and shape new opportunities A new economic blueprint for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is unveiled today, designed to maximise productivity and innovation in the area’s leading life sciences, food production, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing sectors.The new Local Industrial Strategy aims to harness the full potential of innovation in the region and features a Skills and Apprenticeships Hub to support the local community.Developed in collaboration with local leaders, government and businesses, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Industrial Strategy sets out how the area will contribute towards delivering the national Industrial Strategy’s aim to raise productivity levels and create high-quality, well paid jobs across the country.Business Secretary Greg Clark said:“Cambridgeshire and Peterborough alone contribute £22billilon a year to the UK economy. Today’s Local Industrial Strategy – one of four published across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc – will help boost this even further.
Almost 80 businesses operating in Peterborough have given feedback in a survey asking what kinds of courses and skills they would like to see delivered at the new University of Peterborough.
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer is calling on Government to allow the Combined Authority to have sign-off rights in the awarding of any new rail franchises covering the area. The Mayor's call comes after being continually frustrated in attempts to bring forward a package of improvement to rail services at Fenland stations.Mayor Palmer is writing to the Government's Rail Minister Andrew Jones MP to set up a meeting including train operator CrossCountry and Network Rail, as part of continuing attempts to secure a breakthrough in delivering better services to Fenland stations at Manea, March and Whittlesey.The Mayor has long been pushing for CrossCountry's Stansted to Birmingham service, which runs trains between Peterborough, Fenland and Cambridge, and on to Stansted, to be expanded to give people in Fenland greater opportunity to access jobs in Cambridge and London via rail.