Northern Powerhouse

£20m research centre in the North given the green light

12.12.19: Plans for a £20m state-of-the-art facility in Lancashire have been approved by South Ribble Borough Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council. Permission has been granted today (Dec 12) for one of the world's most prestigious research...

Time to Act – The National Social Value Conference 2020

26.11.19: The Social Value Act was implemented in January 2013, during which time many things have changed for the better. However, many organisations are still struggling to carry out requirements of the Act. The good news is that real leadership is emerg...

Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse to talk devolution in Cumbria

22.11.19: Lord Jim O’Neill, vice chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, is to press the case for devolution in Cumbria at an event next week. Lord O’Neill will address business and community leaders at UCLan’s Samuel Lindow on West...

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15.11.19: Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spine of the North of England.

A week until the People’s Powerhouse Event

12.11.19: In a week’s time, The People’s Powerhouse will be in Sunderland hosting their jam-packed ‘this is the North’ convention. The event will see the coming together of diverse and interesting people, booked to share their insig...

Locals urged to get involved in multi-million pound #MyTown campaign

25.10.19: People in 100 places across England have been encouraged to have a say in how the Town Deals, each worth up to £25m, can transform their towns. Local people are being given the chance to shape their town’s future through a new campaig...

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis backs compensation for rail passengers

21.10.19: Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has called on Northern Rail to provide passengers compensation and cheaper fares on routes still where Pacer trains will be retained in the region into 2020 – long past the initial deadline for their retirement.

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

17.10.19: The North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed rail network, argues a report from the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review warning against cancelling the major infrastructure projects without viable alternatives. The review, estab...

The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

14.10.19: Boris Johnson has set out his Government’s major policies on crime, the environment and Brexit in today’s Queen Speech, including the announcement that a Devolution White Paper will be published. Housing safety in the wake of Grenfell...

Sheffield City Region mayor calls on PM to support the Northern Forest

08.10.19: Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, is blazing a trial for other local leaders by committing to the growth of the Northern Forest – and asking the Prime Minister to join him. Mayor Jarvis is enlisting the help of central government in...

Greater Manchester one step closer to bus reform

30.09.19: Greater Manchester is taking steps to lead the way in obtaining bus reform. It will be the first city-region in the UK to use public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme. Under the Bus Services Act 2017, powers are availab...

Boris Johnson vows to give more power to the Northern Powerhouse regions

13.09.19: Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the Northern Powerhouse and for further devolution deals, alongside announcing the creation of a new growth body with powers to bring together major organisations in the region. Giving a speech in South Y...

Government pledges £62m funding to improve flood defences

12.09.19: Government has pledged £62m funding to improve flood defences across England, with more than 9,000 homes set to benefit from the improvements.

Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

02.09.19: In February this year, official Northern Powerhouse Partner, Cognitive Publishing, delivered EvoNorth 2019.  The two day event was designed to amplify and highlight future developments the region has to offer - uniting leaders responsible for...

Liverpool mayor submits £230m bid for ‘Green City Deal’

31.07.19: The mayor of Liverpool has submitted a major bid to the new prime minister for a £230m ‘Green City Deal’ to boost the region’s economy and tackle climate change. Joe Anderson has put forward the proposal to Boris Johnson&r...