More taxes should be kept and spent in Sheffield, Lord Paul Scriven was set to say in his maiden speech today.
More taxes should be kept and spent in Sheffield, Lord Paul Scriven will say in his maiden speech today.
The former council leader’s speech to the House of Lords will focus on more powers for cities on economic growth.
Lord Scriven said: “This is an issue that I very much want to champion on the national stage.
“I am pleased that the journey has started on more powers and money to local areas to improve their economies supporting businesses grow and create more jobs.
“The work of Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister and a local MP has seen hundreds of millions of pounds handed over to the area through the City Deal and Local Growth Fund.
“This supports our economy grow and local business and politicians can make tailored decisions for the Sheffield area.
“I will shout up and champion the hard work of local business and our economy in my maiden speech but will ask for more powers for local city areas so they can make more improvements to foster and help more business growth.
“I will be seeking as one of my main points for a greater share of local taxes raised in the Sheffield area to be kept here and spent here to support economic growth.
“The times has now come as shown in the rest of the world to devolve more powers and monies to city regions so that our economy will grow in a way that best supports and helps local businesses.”