How will the City Deal work?
The City Deal programme of 27 projects is underpinned by a robust governance process and arrangements designed to ensure that public money delivers agreed outcomes
The Assurance Framework [1Mb] is the formal document which sets out how the City Deal will be governed and managed. Approved by the Cabinet in March 2015 and revised in 2019, it sets out governance structures and arrangements for the City Deal Programme; how Business Cases will be progressed, evaluated and agreed and how the funding mechanisms will work. The Assurance Framework will be reviewed annually.
A Project Management Office administers and manages the Programme; liaises with the UK and Scottish Governments and other stakeholders; analyses and reports on the impact and delivery of projects and the overall programme.
Funding provided by the UK and Scottish Governments will be paid over a twenty year period and unlocked in five-year blocks, subject to the City Deal delivering agreed outputs and outcomes, assessed through a Gateway Review mechanism.
The UK and Scottish Governments will each give the city region £500 million in grant funding, and the local authorities will borrow a further £130 million.
Further funding of £18.8 million from BIS (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) and £4.8 million from Department of Work and Pensions will fund the Business Growth and Innovation and the Employability schemes respectively over three years.
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