The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:
“Council’s finances remain under immense pressure, due to high levels of inflation and increased demand for public services.
“Today’s Spring Statement provided the Chancellor with the opportunity to address some of the immediate concerns within Local Government and to help us deliver our ambitions for Calderdale, West Yorkshire and the North.
“Confirmation of the West Yorkshire Investment Zone is welcome, providing high quality jobs and investment for our region. I look forward to working together with our neighbours across the Combined Authority to maximise the benefits for Calderdale.
“I’m glad too that the Government has recognised the value of the leisure sector which has been badly affected by the rising costs caused by inflation. Today’s announcement of further funding is much-needed and we will explore opportunities for our leisure facilities and how they may be able to benefit.
“As with any major Government announcement however, the devil will be in the detail and we will analyse the full content of the statement to identify impacts and opportunities for Calderdale.”