Northern Powerhouse

 

LEP establishes £2m flood recovery fund for SMEs

14.02.20: The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has announced a £2m recovery fund for businesses in Calderdale that suffered in the Storm Ciara floods. Working in partnership with Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Au...

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry steps down

14.02.20: Last night, (Feb 13) Conservative MP, Jake Berry took to twitter to announce he has stepped down from government and his roles as Northern Powerhouse Minister and Local Growth Minister. In a series of tweets from the Darwen and Rossendale MP, 41...

LEP grant worth £2.7m to boost development in Wakefield

12.02.20: Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed to a grant set to boost development on South Kirkby, one of Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority will deliver the funding, secured on Monday (Feb 10) a...

UK authorities call for devolution to ‘end Whitehall hand-outs’

10.02.20: Key UK councils have united to put pressure on Whitehall for ‘radical devolution’ to pave the way for the levelling up of cities and regions across the whole of the UK. Core Cities UK and London Councils have joined forces to call on...

Liverpool Metro Mayor launches new £20m growth fund

31.01.20: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has launched a new £20m fund aiming to support sustained growth for ambitious business in the area. Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotherham, announced the news yesterday (Jan 30) th...

120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

27.01.20: Over 120 senior business leaders from within the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands have signed an open letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to commit to HS2 in full. The letter, published on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse Partner...

Public consultation launched on devolution deal

27.01.20: Tens of millions of pounds in additional powers and resources set for South Yorkshire, after the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority today (Jan 27) agreed to proceed with the implementation of the devolution deal. The deal was agreed...

The Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy

24.01.20: Sam Plum Chief executive of Barrow Borough Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why it needs more clarity if it’s going to influence local strategy. -------- The Northern Powerhouse as a concept gives weight to national a...

The North controlling its own destiny

23.01.20: Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council and Chair of the Government Property Agency (GPA) spoke to PSE about the work being done within the Northern Powerhouse and the three things she would do if she were the NPH Minister. ...

GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

21.01.20: Intelligence and cyber security organisation, GCHQ, has announced (Jan 17) that it has selected 11 Greater Manchester start-up companies to support and mentor. The government communication body will back tech start-ups that focus on keeping peopl...

Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes

21.01.20: Northern Powerhouse Q&A with Kevin Parkes, Executive Director of Growth & Place at Middlesbrough Council How important do you think the Northern Powerhouse is? It’s very important and its emphasis is increasing. It’s providi...

Multi-million pound energy scheme given green light

20.01.20: South Tyneside Council has today (Jan 20) announced the go-ahead for cutting-edge renewable energy plans set to save more than half a million pounds a year. The proposed scheme would also slash carbon emissions, with an estimated 1,475 tonnes sav...

Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16.01.20: Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s current Core Strategy and provide a set of principles that...

NPIF at EvoNorth 2020: investment opportunity in the North

15.01.20: Grant Peggie, Director at British Business Bank Launched by British Business Bank in 2017, the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is supporting economic prosperity in the region by making commercial investments into growing co...

Sheffield City Region devolution deal agreed

15.01.20: The Sheffield City Region devolution deal has today (Jan 14) been agreed by the Mayor and all four Leaders and will now go to public consultation. Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, said: “We stand at a critical moment for our...