Northern Powerhouse News

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry steps down
Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry steps down

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry quits government amid cabinet reshuffle

How the food and drink industry in Wales smashed its £7bn target for growth
How the food and drink industry in Wales smashed its £7bn target for growth

How the food and drink industry in Wales smashed its £7bn target for growth - Andy Richardson, Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board

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

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.

Ep. 6 - Housing from a Northern perspective, Tracy Harrison
Ep. 6 - Housing from a Northern perspective, Tracy Harrison

Chief executive of Northern Housing Consortium, Tracy Harrison, joins us in the PSE Podcast room to discuss the housing sector from a Northern perspective. Tracy is a keen believer in fairer housing policies for the North and explains what services NHC can provide for their members. With hosts Matt Roberts and Ailsa Cowen, the discussion was flowing in the PSE podcast room in Manchester as we hear about how the North’s slice of the housing and planning pie has got smaller.

£35m School of Digital Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University
£35m School of Digital Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University

Penny Macbeth, Dean of Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University "The industrial revolution transformed Manchester, and now the creative digital revolution is doing the same"

Newcastle City Council named the UK’s top LGBT employer
Newcastle City Council named the UK’s top LGBT employer

Newcastle City Council has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK on Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list. They have also received special commendation as a top trans-inclusive employer.

120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full
120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

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 Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy
The Northern Powerhouse and clarifying northern policy

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 North controlling its own destiny
The North controlling its own destiny

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.

Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes
Northern Powerhouse Q&A - Kevin Parkes

Northern Powerhouse Q&A with Kevin Parkes, Executive Director of Growth & Place at Middlesbrough Council

NPIF at EvoNorth 2020: showcasing the investment opportunity in the North
NPIF at EvoNorth 2020: showcasing the investment opportunity in the North

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 companies.

Sheffield City Region devolution deal agreed
Sheffield City Region devolution deal agreed

The Sheffield City Region devolution deal has been agreed (Jan 14) by the Mayor and all four Leaders and will now go to public consultation.

Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

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.

Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner
Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

The Northern Housing Consortium becomes the latest partner of the Northern Powerhouse 

Strengthening connections between Northern Powerhouse leaders
Strengthening connections between Northern Powerhouse leaders

Carol Matthews - Chief Executive of The Riverside Group and Chair to H4N – ‘Homes for the North’ sets out their housing vision 

Uniting the North and why Combined Authorities are a 'game changer'
Uniting the North and why Combined Authorities are a 'game changer'

Stephen Young, executive director of growth, environment, transport and community at Lancashire County Council, spoke to PSE about key expectations from The Northern Powerhouse and how we can learn from Germany’s example.

Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?
Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?

Mark Lynam is a Board Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure in Sheffield City Region’s Executive Team.

Connecting the Northern Powerhouse with local communities
Connecting the Northern Powerhouse with local communities

Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and why it needs approaching with communities at its core.

Northern Powerhouse 'best bet' to address economic inequality
Northern Powerhouse 'best bet' to address economic inequality

Dominic Harrison, director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Blackburn with Darwin Borough Council, spoke to PSE about the Northern Powerhouse and what’s missing for Northern Councils.

Public consultation launched on devolution deal
Public consultation launched on devolution deal

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.

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