Northern Powerhouse

Building a Northern Powerhouse is about boosting the local economy by investing in skills, innovation, transport and culture, as well as devolving significant powers and budgets to directly elected mayors to ensure decisions in the North are made by the North. The Northern Powerhouse concept is frequently evolving to give our cities the power and resources they need to reach their huge untapped potential.

Objectives include building on our manufacturing, pharmaceutical and digital strengths, improving the North’s connectivity via better transport infrastructure, and boosting skills levels and career opportunities