Northern Powerhouse

Government gives Northern Powerhouse minister new housing and energy remit

10.06.19: The Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has had his powers extended to include housing, business and energy by the government, “strengthening its commitment to the Norther Powerhouse.” The joint ministerial position will see Berry...

Time to build a truly northern powerhouse

11.06.19: Jack Hunter, a research fellow at think tank IPPR North, discusses how to use the Northern Powerhouse to encourage greater social purpose among businesses in the region – including proposals for a new Northern Powerhouse Community Fund. In...

Government agrees to £30m a year South Yorkshire devolution deal

09.05.19: The government has given the go-ahead for the South Yorkshire devolution deal following a “breakthrough” in March in the stalled £30m a year deal for the Sheffield City Region. After “years of impasse”, the four Sout...

South Yorkshire leaders make breakthrough in £30m devolution deal

26.03.19: The four South Yorkshire council leaders and mayor Dan Jarvis have announced a “breakthrough” in the stalled devolution deal for Sheffield City Region. After “years of impasse” the local leaders have “reached a conse...

Tees Valley to use compulsory purchase powers to bring former steelworks back into public ownership as Houchen declares ‘we won’t be held to ransom’

18.03.19: Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) has opted to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to bring the remaining 870 acres of land at a former steelworks site back into public ownership, ending a long-running dispute. Nearly 3,000 people at the si...

Borderland authorities praise ‘game-changing’ funding of £345m for growth deal

14.03.19: A commitment of £345m for the Borderlands Growth Deal has been announced by the UK and Scottish governments. In the Spring Statement yesterday, chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled £260m of funding hours after the Scottish Government an...

Liverpool metro mayor announces commission into new city centre rail station

13.03.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has unveiled a commission to deliver a new station in Liverpool city centre to connect the region to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). Metro mayor Steve Rotherham announced the creation of the statio...

Bradford launches NPR growth strategy in bid to become ‘catalyst’ for northern economy

12.03.19: Bradford Council has unveiled its Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Growth Strategy, setting out the city’s economic, social, and inclusive growth plans across Bradford and the north. The strategy covers six main areas, and outlines how improv...

Jake Berry gives support for West Yorkshire devolution deal as council leaders urge government to ‘work with, not against us’

12.03.19: Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has said the government is ready to back a devolution deal for West Yorkshire and proposed a “rural” deal for York in the wake of One Yorkshire’s rejection. Speaking at the One Yorkshire d...

Council leader calls for authorities to rethink One Yorkshire devolution and start considering alternatives

07.03.19: A council leader has withdrawn his support for the One Yorkshire proposals and appealed to other authority readers to start considering alternatives after Dan Jarvis was shut down once again by the prime minister. Peter Box, the leader of Wakefie...

EvoNorth 2019: Discussing Education, Skills & Employment

04.03.19: Educating the next generation of business, society leaders and decision-makers is one of the most prevalent challenges the North faces: with 80,000 new digital workers in demand by 2020, it is more important now than ever before that the next work...

The Future of Energy for the Northern Powerhouse at EvoNorth

04.03.19: Throughout all of the various topics discussed across the two days of EvoNorth, there were two overarching themes which consistently cropped up: Brexit and climate change, arguably the two most disruptive challenges facing the country right now. ...

Business, Innovation & Investment at EvoNorth 2019

04.03.19: One of the key objectives of EvoNorth 2019 was to bring key influencers in their respective industries together to develop fruitful business relationships, identify and pursue vital areas of importance for their sector, and work collaboratively fo...

EvoNorth 2019: Connecting the passions, people, and places of the North

04.03.19: The celebration of EvoNorth 2019, the first ever event of its name, lived up to lofty expectations in amplifying and highlighting the biggest and brightest of past, present, and future exciting developments the region has to offer, bringing togeth...

EvoNorth: Top 12 Tweets

04.03.19: On Wednesday and Thursday, 27-28 February, we hosted the first ever installation of EvoNorth, covering all aspects of the Northern Powerhouse, including health, social care and wellbeing; digital innovation; business and investment; transport and...