State of the Region: Backing for enterprise zones, but not LEPs

ENTERPRISE zones in Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and at Manchester Airport, will help to generate economic growth across the North West, business leaders have said.

More than two-thirds of respondents to's State of the Region survey 2012 believe the government initiatives will bring positive benefits.

Businesses in enterprise zones will benefit from reduced business rates, superfast broadband and an easier planning regime, while any estra cash raised by council in attracting firms to a zone can b... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...