Yorkshire to get share of flood defence funding and £30m for nuclear manufacturing

THE go-ahead for flood defence projects in Yorkshire was the highlight of a package of measures for the region in the Budget.

Mr Osborne announced plans to invest £130m to repair roads and bridges in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Durham, as well as more than £150m which has been earmarked for flood defences in Leeds, Calder Valley and York.

It is also allocating £30m for a "21st century" nuclear manufacturing programme, creating opportunities for the Nuclear AMRC in Rotherham and Manchester's Sir Henry Royce In... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com 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...