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It’s time for Whitehall to stop micromanaging councils’ spending

27.03.23 By Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact at Bruntwood and Visiting Fellow at the Heseltine Institute...

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Is the North about to finally take back control?

01.01.23 By Henri Murison, Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Could the North finally be starting to take back...

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Mayoral Elections 2021: Why they matter

On Thursday 6th May 2021, voters in seven city regions – West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Tees Valley, the...

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Whitehall must give power to regions or admit levelling up means nothing

04.05.21 By Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership In March, Greater Manchester (where I grew up),...

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Real devolution needs grown-ups in the driving seat

09.02.21 By Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership The campaign for a Mayor in West Yorkshire has...

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We need to end Whitehall’s grip on the North

27.11.20 By Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership In last week’s Spending Review, the Chancellor announced...

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Northern business leaders call for a clear roadmap out of lockdown

02.11.20 80 prominent Northern business leaders have written to the Prime Minister to warn that levelling-up is at risk...

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Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

04.09.20 The Northern Powerhouse, since its launch in 2014, has seen some progress but too many false dawns. As...

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Recovery for all: how the Northern Powerhouse can lead the economic recovery

20.05.20 Polling demonstrates huge support for investment in education, green jobs and fibre broadband Proposals show how the government...

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

16.10.19 A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says the North and Midlands must take control...

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