Anything that can be done by Government to stimulate economic growth in the UK has to be a good thing, but why do it selectively by creating "government helped" and "government not helped" regions?
Surely it would be more effective to offer all businesses in the UK where ever they are based, incentives by means of reduced taxes and red tape; this is what is really needed, not an artificial stimulus.
I thought that they would have learnt a thing or two by now as these Enterprise Zones did not work in the 1980's so I do not know why they think they should work in 2011.
Government really needs to learn to stop meddling in businesses and leave the entrepreneurs who create employment and the wealth of this country to run themselves. All these will do is create a false economy by moving jobs away from the 'no help" to the "have help" regions.
Now thats hardly fair is it?
See here for the details in full - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14552193