Northern Powerhouse

Leaders in the North tell PM to back ‘genuine devolution’

13/09/2019

Northern leaders called on the prime minister to ‘stand on the side of genuine devolution’ as Mr Johnson pledged to give more power to people and businesses in the North.

Council leaders calls for green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

03/09/2019

Council leaders have joined a new campaign to ensure the Government goes ahead with HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

London set for three times more transport investment than North

19/08/2019

London is in line for almost three times more transport investment per person than the North of England, according to IPPR North.

Tackle racial inequalities to promote growth in the North, think tanks says

16/08/2019

A new policy briefing has called for racial inequalities to be tackled as part of an inclusive economic growth agenda for the North.

Council chiefs call for billions to fix North’s ‘creaking infrastructure’

15/08/2019

Leaders from across the North have today called on the Government to commit to multi-billion pound infrastructure pledges that would boost the region’s economic fortunes.

Nearly £400m to be invested along the English and Scottish border

02/07/2019

Just under £395m is to be invested into five local authority areas on both sides of the border between England and Scotland, Whitehall and Holyrood say.

Northern Powerhouse: The first five years

01/07/2019

The Northern Powerhouse has celebrated its fifth birthday. But what is it, and what has it achieved? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Mayors want Northern franchise scrapped

30/05/2019

Two North West metro mayors have called on transport secretary Chris Grayling to terminate the Northern rail franchise ‘as soon as possible’.

Better planning needed to make Northern Powerhouse ‘effective’

30/05/2019

Joined-up planning is needed to make the Northern Powerhouse effective, according to an expert report.

MPs call for more commitment to transport in the North

29/04/2019

A group of over 80 Parliamentarians have written to the Chancellor arguing that the Government does not have to choose between HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail because ‘we need both’.

Has the Government ‘gone cold’ on the Northern Powerhouse?

02/04/2019

Neil Merrick talks to the Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry about the progress of developments in the North.

Osborne blasts May’s ‘lack of vision’ over Northern Powerhouse

26/02/2019

George Osborne has criticised the Government’s ‘lack of vision’ when it comes to developing the North and has called for ‘action’ from the Prime Minister.

Anderson quits Northern Powerhouse Partnership in frustration

10/12/2018

Former chancellor George Osborne has voiced sympathy with Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson’s decision to quit the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Northern Powerhouse needs ‘clear break’ with original vision, report says

05/12/2018

The Government should commit to a ‘whole North’ approach to development rather than just focusing on the Manchester region, think tank says.

Northern Powerhouse experiences ‘building boom’

26/09/2018

Northern cities are leading a British ‘building boom’, according to a new study on where and in which sectors development is taking place.

Whitehall system for assessing housing demand ‘cap on northern aspiration’

30/08/2018

The North could miss out on tens of thousands of new homes and jobs as a result of a system which favours housebuilding in the South, according to northern housing associations.

‘Global exporters’ provide boost for Northern Powerhouse

17/08/2018

Four new ‘global exporters’ have joined the Government’s flagship programme for developing the North of England.

MPs call for £100bn Northern transport investment

02/08/2018

The Government has been urged to invest £100bn on Northern infrastructure by 2050 to deliver major strategic road and rail projects.

Whitehall launches new ‘Council for the North’

09/07/2018

The Government will launch a modern day ‘Council for the North’ in an effort to overcome the historic North-South divide.

MP calls on Whitehall to tackle North-South education divide

09/05/2018

The chair of the education committee has called on the Government to do more to improve education standards in the north of England.

Children should be at ‘the heart’ of the Northern Powerhouse, commissioner says

26/03/2018

Children should be placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, commissioner says as report reveals wide inequalities between children depending on where they are born.

Report calls for investment in education and skills to boost Northern Powerhouse

01/02/2018

A new report has called for a £300m increase in Government funding for disadvantaged areas across the North to ensure every child is school ready by the age of five.

Javid proposes compromise over Yorkshire devolution

21/12/2017

Javid has attempted to break Yorkshire's devolution deadlock with proposal to satisfy supporters of the Sheffield City Region and One Yorkshire devolution.

Northern Powerhouse must ‘let the people in’, report says

06/12/2017

The Government’s city-centric approach to the Northern Powerhouse needs to be adapted to allow all communities to shape the future of devolution, report says.

£15m fund to support culture and tech projects in the North

05/12/2017

Eleven towns and cities from across Northern England have bid for a share of a new £15m fund to support major culture and tech capital projects.

Council leaders join forces to promote Northern Powerhouse

27/11/2017

Council leaders have joined forces with MPs, lords, mayors and businesses in a parliamentary group to promote the Northern Powerhouse.

Northern Powerhouse gets £400m funding boost

02/10/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £400m for the north of England at the Conservative Party conference today.

London-centric policies have left North underfunded by billions, think tank says

25/07/2017

A think tank has slammed successive Governments for leaving the North underfunded compared to London in what they describe as a ‘national scandal’.

Whitehall’s industrial strategy must be ‘locally led’, think tank says

23/01/2017

The Government’s industrial strategy must be led locally, think tank says as Whitehall announces a £556m cash boost for the Northern Powerhouse.

Businesses give ‘major boost’ to Northern Powerhouse agenda

01/11/2016

More organisations have signed up to the Northern Powerhouse, bringing the total involved in the scheme to 31.

Planning approvals faster in Northern Powerhouse than Greater London

13/10/2016

Local planning authorities in the Northern Powerhouse deliver 22% more planning decisions per resident than those in Greater London, new research shows.

Northern powerhouse agenda at ‘fork in the road’

03/10/2016

The northern powerhouse is at a ‘fork in the road’ and requires more ‘local leadership’ to succeed, says Lord Kerslake.

Northern Powerhouse agenda 'firing on all cylinders'

29/09/2016

The Tees Valley region has received its first payment of £15m under its devolution deal.

Burnham calls for backing for Northern Powerhouse

20/09/2016

The Government should ‘deepen its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, not abandon it’ as part of the response to Brexit, according to Manchester mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham.

Northern Powerhouse ‘here to stay’, says Osborne

16/09/2016

George Osborne is to chair an independent partnership which will bring together business and civic leaders to maintain momentum of the Northern Powerhouse.

Whitehall should invest in low carbon ‘green engine’ of the Northern Powerhouse

12/09/2016

The Government should support the ‘green engine’ of the Northern Powerhouse by investing more in the low carbon economy, a new report argues.

Whitehall remains committed to the Northern Powerhouse, ministers say

27/07/2016

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to building the Northern Powerhouse.

Brexit vote ‘clear message’ to build the Northern Powerhouse, chancellor says

08/07/2016

The result of the EU referendum was an instruction ‘to deliver the Northern Powerhouse and make it a reality’, chancellor says as think tank calls for the creation of a Northern council.

Northern Powerhouse could create 850,000 new jobs

30/06/2016

New technologies, infrastructure and investment could help transform the North of England’s economy, according to an independent review.

Small northern cities add £82bn to economy annually, new study

10/06/2016

The North’s small and medium-sized cities (SMCs) contribute more than Wales and Northern Ireland combined to the UK economy every year - but they need to be better connected to the bigger cities, report says.

Northern Powerhouse must focus on productivity argues think tank

01/06/2016

The Northern Powerhouse will only succeed if more resources are spent on underperforming cities in the region, according to a new report.

Think tank warns northern schools are being underfunded

23/05/2016

Schools in the North of England should be given more cash to put them on a level playing field with the South, according to a think tank.

Northern powerhouse cities lagging behind on inclusion

20/05/2016

The leaders of city regions in the Northern Powerhouse have been urged to make cities 'more inclusive' to ensure everyone benefits from economic growth.

Five cities make joint Northern Powerhouse pledge

18/03/2016

Five core cities have published a joint statement pledging to work together to achieve the next phase of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Government pledges millions to tackle Yorkshire’s potholes

18/03/2016

The Government has committed an extra £25.6m to help North Yorkshire tackle the scourge of potholes as part of its drive to build the Northern Powerhouse.

Budget 2016: Osborne unveils further devolution deals

16/03/2016

New elected mayors for English counties and southern cities have been announced by chancellor George Osborne as he insisted the ‘devolution revolution is taking hold’.

Think tank calls for Northern Teaching Premium

15/03/2016

Schools in the North of England should be able to pay a premium to attract the best teachers to tackle the widening education gap, according to think tank ResPublica.

Liverpool should be connected to HS2, urges report

23/02/2016

Liverpool should be joined to the high speed rail route in order to maximise the city’s contribution to the Northern Powerhouse, says ResPublica.

Date announced for election of Greater Manchester’s first mayor

02/02/2016

The first-ever mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will be elected on Thursday 4 May 2017, the Government announced yesterday.

North Wales in need of more devolution, argues Manchester leader

15/01/2016

More devolution is required for North Wales to grow, according to the Manchester City Council leader.

Liverpool joins the devolution revolution

17/11/2015

Liverpool today became the latest city region to join the Northern Powerhouse when it signed a devolution deal with the Government.

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