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26
Aug

Elected mayors: we hardly knew ye

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When Theresa May took over as Prime Minister, there were murmurings across the North that the Northern Powerhouse agenda could be scrapped, and, with Theresa May hoping to assert strong leadership for her premiership, it was expected that many of David Cameron and George Osborne’s flagship policies such as devolution would be reversed. Some of […]

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11
Aug

Devolution: is Manchester no longer the chosen one?

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There has been a lot of discussion over the fate of the Northern Powerhouse since Theresa May’s coronation as Prime Minister. Despite the appointment of a new Northern Powerhouse minister, Mrs May has apparently distanced herself from the policy programme by creating the Cabinet Committee on Economy and Industrial Strategy, which seeks to deliver an […]

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04
Aug

Manchester Business and Westminster: when opportunity knocks

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Greater Manchester’s business community has requested evidence of the new Government’s commitment to investing in the city-region’s economic infrastructure. The three key areas of concern are: transport, broadband and infrastructure. In a joint statement, business leaders said: “Driving growth across the UK regions is critical for economic prosperity. Greater Manchester’s businesses help generate  £56bn for the economy  every year, […]

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04
Aug

Yorkshire Day: where’s the devolution?

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The first Yorkshire Day was held over 40 years ago, as a protest against reforms to local government. Since then, 1 August has evolved into a day of celebration; an opportunity to showcase all that Yorkshire has to offer. For this year’s occasion, for example, a model of York Minster has been sculpted from 75kg […]

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