Insights

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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11
Mar

Can a mayor make transport better?

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Yesterday we attended the launch of the new IPPR North report, Connecting Lines – How Devolving Transport Policy can Transform our Cities. The event itself focused on the issue of what metro mayors can do to tackle the challenges cities face, and some interesting issues were raised. Tony Lloyd and Sean Anstee, the interim Mayor […]

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24
Jul

What did we learn from the Northern Powerhouse debate?

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This week we gained yet more insight into the Northern Powerhouse, as Sir Richard Leese and Cllr Sean Anstee, the Leader of Manchester City Council and Trafford Council respectively, explained what they believe is needed to ensure its long-term success. The ultimate goal of the Northern Powerhouse, they agreed, is to improve the quality of life […]

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