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A group of renowned business leaders, academics and experts from Cambridge have written to the Chancellor and Shadow Chancellor warning that the UK economy will take a significant hit unless the widening infrastructure gap in the nation’s fastest growing city is addressed.

The warning comes as Cambridge Ahead reveals plans for a first-of-its-kind campaign to find solutions to the Cambridge infrastructure gap – and show how the city’s potential can be unlocked for the benefit of residents, other regions and the whole of the UK.

Cambridge entrepreneur and national policy advisor Dr David Cleevely CBE and renowned economist Dame Kate Barker will oversee the campaign which will be called: The Infrastructure Gap: Unlocking Cambridge’s full potential.

The team of experts also includes Director of the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Aled Jones who will lead on energy and sustainability, and Dame Diane Coyle from the Bennett Institute for Public Policy who will lead on social infrastructure including public services.

They will oversee a series of events, reports and hearings in a bid to produce and provide analysis that deepens Government understanding of the case for Cambridge, and aids in developing plans to unlock Cambridge’s full potential.

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