DUP Westminster Leader Nigel Dodds has welcomed the announcement for an unprecedented level of new funding for Belfast and the wider region in today’s Budget. The DUP has secured £352 million to transform the local economy, create new jobs and regenerate our communities.

Speaking from Westminster he said,
“Today’s announcement is further evidence of our commitment to deliver for all the people of Northern Ireland. Using our influence at Westminster we have be able to secure unprecedented levels of investment for Belfast.

“Under our Confidence and Supply Agreement we placed a City Deal for Belfast at the heart of that arrangement. I am delighted that we have been able to secure a £350 million contribution from the Treasury to the overall £1 Billion Deal.

“This City Deal provides a once in a generation opportunity to accelerate economic growth, create record levels of new jobs and transform our local communities.

“We have ensured the Belfast City Deal will become a reality.

“Following the devastating impact of the fire at Bank Buildings, we worked hard to secure funding from the Chancellor to assist those companies impacted and help regenerate our City Centre.

“We have been successful in making the case for Belfast and delivered £2 million to support the Belfast City Centre Relief Fund. 

“Through DUP influence and hard work Belfast and the wider region will be transformed. By standing strong for Northern Ireland we have secured £352 million for Belfast today, ensuring a better future for all of our people."

ENDS




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