Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
3:51 PM 22nd July 2021

CBI Responds To Creation Of New Unitary Authorities In Cumbria

The CBI has responded to the creation of two new unitary councils covering Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland and Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland.

Damian Waters
Damian Waters
Damian Waters, CBI North West Director, said:

“Improving local accountability will encourage better liaison with businesses and central government, while also aiding strategic planning for transport, housing and other infrastructure.

“Boosting growth across Cumbria by building on existing success will mean playing to distinctive local strengths and regional comparative advantages. The CBI looks forward to working closely with these new authorities and local leaders to ensure business informs and enables plans for areas to prosper.

“Getting this right and attracting business investment will be critical for enabling Cumbria to contribute meaningfully to the UK’s recovery.”