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£57 million jobs boost for the North East

£57 million of Government money will go towards creating and protecting thousands of jobs in the North East. The Justice Minister, Simon Hughes, was on Teesside to reveal details of the Regional Growth Fund.

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Government Minister announces Regional Growth Fund winners on Teesside

Government Minister Simon Hughes visiting Tinsley Special Products on Teesside. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Justice Minister Simon Hughes has been visiting Tinsley Special Products on Teesside, which is one of 11 North East companies receiving money in the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund.

The RGF aims to help businesses expand and create jobs, and is aimed particularly at areas reliant on the public sector.

The Justice Minister Simon Hughes visiting Tinsley Special Products on Teesside. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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