The chancellor is expected to comment today on a new report by Lord Heseltine, which is calling for the government to allow Birmingham to have new spending powers to boost the economy.
The Great Birmingham Project Pilot report was published yesterday and is backed by councils and businesses.
A Report is being launched today by Lord Heseltine, exploring ways of stimulating economic growth in the West Midlands.
Lord Heseltine was given a warm welcome at Birmingham's town hall as he addressed members of the city's private and public sector.
Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine is in Birmingham today to announce an £11bn government investment for the Midlands.