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Stimulus Package Proposal Announced

23 June 2021

The Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) has submitted a transformational plan for a £400m fiscal stimuls package for the Mersey Dee Economy to Ministers in the UK and Welsh Governments.

The alliance represents the interests of the cross border, functional economy in Flintshire and Wrexham in North Wales and Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral in the North West of England.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, MDA chair, said: “The MDA economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. Our GVA has contracted by 15%, equivalent to £3.5bn of the pre-pandemic £22bn value of the economy. Thousands of jobs have been lost. Deeds not words are needed now to deliver an urgent fiscal stimulus to the MDA economy to save jobs and secure the future of our world class, manufacturing industry cluster.

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