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Northern Ireland to share in £300m growth deals funding, Johnson to announce

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to Scotland on Monday (Toby Melville/PA)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to Scotland on Monday (Toby Melville/PA)

Northern Ireland is set to share in £300m in extra funding for economic growth deals, Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday.

The new Prime Minister is expected to confirm the funding during a visit to Scotland.

Downing Street has also said Mr Johnson is planning to visit Northern Ireland to "discuss ongoing talks to restore the executive."

The £300m growth deals funding will be shared across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The government said the Northern Ireland funding would support growth deals in "mid south west Northern Ireland and Causeway Coast and Glens" and also to complete a deal for Londonderry and the north west.

Glyn Roberts, Retail NI chief executive, said: “This is very welcome news which could potentially mean every part of Northern Ireland being covered by either a City or Growth Deal.

“In my telephone conversation with the new NI Secretary of State on Saturday, I emphasised the importance of rapid progress for implementation of our local City Deals.

”Retail NI has always been the strongest champion of City and Growth Deals as we believe they can be the catalyst for the regeneration of our town cities.

“It is also vital that we have a restored Executive to ensure these Deals realise their full potential."

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