Northern Powerhouse

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The Northern Powerhouse is the Chancellor, George Osborne's, grand plan to redress the UK's economic imbalance through greater investment, interconnectivity and autonomy for the North's big cities.

But what's really being done? And how committed is the government to this master plan for Northern economic regeneration? These are the questions on everyone's lips in the North at the moment.

So if you're looking for all the latest Northern Powerhouse developments in the North East, North West and Yorkshire, look no further.

View from the B6255 in the Yorkshire Dales

Can Yorkshire reach a region-wide devolution deal?

As announced earlier this week, the Sheffield mayoral election planned for May has been delayed until 2018 following a High Court ruling. As a result, the previously agreed £900m devolution…

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Latest Northern Powerhouse Articles

River Wharfe south of Grassington (Yorkshire, England 2016)
Tourism in Yorkshire welcomed record breaking quarter as spend increased to £194m

Nick Hill

Yorkshire welcomed a record breaking number of visitors in the summer of 2016, according to new figures released by Visit Britain. Between July and September, the region saw a 12% increase…

Amsource Technology opens up first office in Manchester!

Amsource Technology

In line with our growth plans we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our operations further afield into a new location, Manchester! We’ve spoken a lot in previous posts about the…

Money and House on Scales
26,000 rented homes ‘to be lost by 2020’

Ajay Jagota

Experts believe almost 26,000 of the North East’s cheapest rental homes could be lost between 2012 and 2020 – and one property campaigner believes this is “yet more evidence of…

Hull’s marina area, which has seen significant regeneration and investment.
Property investors head to Hull for 2017 City of Culture’s ‘attractive property credentials’

Nick Hill

During the build up to becoming the UK City of Culture for 2017, Hull experienced significant economic investment, major infrastructure renovation and social improvements. As a result, according to property management…

View from the B6255 in the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire sees employment growth hit a 14-month high

Nick Hill

The Yorkshire and Humber has seen business activity and employment increase at a faster rate than the UK average during December, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’…

Reuben Berg
Berg advises on milestone Champneys deal


Independent law firm, berg, has acted for Champneys in its acquisition of Eastwell Manor which will be the first ever Champneys Hotel, featuring 62 bedrooms, two restaurants and health and…

The DataShed MD Ed Thewlis
The DataShed Drives Efficiencies for SD Taylor.

Colin Batchelor

Home credit specialist SD Taylor has partnered with analytics and data integration experts The DataShed to digitise its entire operation, reduce expenditure and achieve ambitious growth plans. SD Taylor provides personal loans under its trading…

Council leaders believe a ‘strong workable economic partnership’ delivers a Yorkshire devolution deal

Nick Hill

As announced yesterday, the Sheffield mayoral election planned for May has been postponed until 2018 following a High Court ruling. The Sheffield City Region (SCR) was forced to postpone the mayoral…

Buy Yorkshire Conference will take place on 16 and17 May.
Buy Yorkshire Conference returns to Leeds to build on £48m economic impact

Nick Hill

The Buy Yorkshire Conference, the largest business-to-business event in the North, will return to the region for a seventh year at the Royal Armouries Hall in Leeds from 16 –…

Greg Wright, who facilitated a business debate, with Dr. Adam Marshall, Director General of the Brit
Trans-Pennine Tunnel to ‘benefit the whole country’, according to Sheffield City Region businesses

Nick Hill

Businesses in the Sheffield City Region have called for one regional voice to support the proposed Trans-Pennine Tunnel. A transport link from the M60 to the M1 would better connect Manchester…

Heysham Nuclear Power Station. Image: Jim Linwood - Wikimedia Commons
Northern Powerhouse must lead on energy industry collaboration, urges innovation centre boss

Richard Bell

The Northern Powerhouse must place itself at the heart of the UK’s energy innovation agenda by becoming the first region to lead on major collaboration in the industry, according the…