Northern Powerhouse

Blog: 5 minutes with Gary Wallis-Clarke, member of the Northern Powerhouse Education and Skills Group

12.12.18: Ahead of the upcoming networking extravaganza EvoNorth, we caught up with Gary Wallis-Clarke, a member of the Northern Powerhouse Education and Skills group, executive headteacher at West Jesmond Primary school, and its national leader of edu...

Leeds to scrap over 70 jobs despite boosting pay above real living wage

11.12.18: Leeds City Council announced plans to cut 74 full-time staff and a 3.99% tax hike as it faces a £24.3m budget deficit in 2019-20. The local authority has published a raft of cuts in its latest budget proposals as it faces rising demand on a...

Liverpool mayor quits Northern Powerhouse Partnership claiming government ‘isn’t prepared to listen’

11.12.18: The mayor of Liverpool has quit the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), arguing he no longer sees the point of the body, and claimed it was “set up by a government which isn’t prepared to listen.” Joe Anderson took to Twitter...

North of Tyne Combined Authority appoints new interim mayor

05.12.18: The elected mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, has been announced as the interim mayor for the newly-created North of Tyne Combined Authority. Redfearn has been appointed by the cabinet to lead the combined authority up until May 2019, when...

Brexit ‘chaos’ has held back the north as government has ‘deprioritised’ the Northern Powerhouse

05.12.18: The Northern Powerhouse has been “deprioritised” by government, with Brexit “chaos” preventing the north of England from realising its full potential, a think tank has warned. The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)...

Contractors behind 17 school closures agree to pay in settlement with Edinburgh council

03.12.18: The City of Edinburgh Council is set to agree a deal with the contractors at the centre of the closure of 17 schools in 2016. Edinburgh council and the Edinburgh Schools Partnership (ESP) – a PFI consortium which is comprised of Amey and Mi...

Four bidding to become North of Tyne’s first-ever mayor

30.11.18: Four candidates have put their names forward to stand as Labour’s North of Tyne mayoral candidate. Newcastle city councillor Jamie Driscoll and former North Tyneside cabinet member Ian Grayson have followed North East MEP Paul Brannen and l...

‘Big test for devolution’ as Greater Manchester plans to overhaul its public services

29.11.18: Greater Manchester is set to “radically overhaul” its model of delivering public services in what has been billed as a “big test for devolution.” The new model will lead a drive towards integrating public services at a loc...

Blog: 5 minutes with Anna-Jane Hunter, Director for the North of England Rail at Network Rail

28.11.18: Ahead of next year's EvoNorth, taking place on 27-28 February 2019, we caught up with Anna-Jane Hunter, Director of North of England Rail at Network Rail. She will be joining us on our exclusive Transport and Connectivity panel discussion to shed...

North of Tyne: a new future and political dawn

05.11.18: Pat Ritchie, chief executive of the North of Tyne authorities leading on housing and chief executive of Newcastle City Council, outlines her vision for the region as it walks towards a groundbreaking devolution deal. A new political era is dawnin...

Yorkshire LEPs approve merger plans to secure ‘bigger share of the prize’

23.11.18: Two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in Yorkshire have both approved merger proposals to create a combined Yorkshire LEP responsible for billions of business and infrastructure investment. The new organisation will be responsible for investme...

Public Sector Executive fuels the Northern Powerhouse with official partnership

21.11.18: Cognitive Publishing, the home of leading government management magazine Public Sector Executive, has been selected as an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse. In support of the regional initiative, Cognitive will join a network of leaders...

Trafford names new CEO after Grant swaps northern council for Northamptonshire

20.11.18: The chief executive role at Trafford Council, which had been left vacant after former boss Theresa Grant stepped down in July when the Labour Party took control of the authority, has now been filled. Sara Todd, who is currently deputy chief execu...

A force to be reckoned with

12.11.18: The South Bank plan, which refers to a number of investments and proposed activities across a massive plot of land south of the River Aire, is one of Europe’s largest city-centre regeneration initiatives. Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds C...

Cumbria council prepares to vote on unitary reorganisation proposals

09.11.18: Cumbria County Council has submitted proposals for moving to a unitary system which will go before the council next week. Cumbria CC members will be asked to vote on a local government reorganisation which would see the county council and six dis...

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