Northern Powerhouse

 

Ep 10. Fighting for Leeds, Cllr Judith Blake CBE

13.03.20: Our tenth PSE Podcast takes us on the go to Leeds Civil Hall where we speak with Leeds City Council Leader Judith Blake. A real whistle-stop tour of the work being done in the North and specifically Leeds. Council Leader Judith Blake joins hosts...

EvoNorth 2020: Connecting the North

10.03.20: Last week saw the highly-anticipated EvoNorth event take place in Manchester. Amid Coronavirus fears, disruption and cancelled events, hundreds of public and private sector leaders vowed to keep their hands clean and their minds open for two days...

UK2070 report published exposing “over-centralised” system

27.02.20: The UK2070 Commission has published its final report ‘Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future’ today (Feb 27) at MediaCityUK in Salford. When issuing the report Chair Lord Kerslake called on gover...

Oldham Council: Creating a better place

26.02.20: Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, explains their newly-announced ambitious development plan for Oldham and what it will mean for the local area.   In January 2020 Oldham Council launched an ambitious plan to transform Oldham, in...

Ep 9. Greater Manchester's bright future, Eamonn & Andrew - GMCA

20.02.20: Our first podcast episode with two guests took us on the road to the TfGM offices where we spoke to two representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Chief Executive Eamonn Boylan and Andrew Lightfoot, Strategic Director –...

Northern Housing Consortium calls for government action

20.02.20: The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has called for government action to ‘level-up’ housing in the North as new study highlights disproportionate cut-backs in northern councils. The scale of housing cut-backs in northern councils has...

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. ...