Video: The Northern Powerhouse needs a commitment to capital spending

The Northern Powerhouse needs a commitment

We would like to see the government commit to a programme of capital spending on infrastructure and investment up to the value of £50 billion.

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Will the Spending Review deliver?

  • We’d like to see the Government commit to a programme of capital spending on infrastructure investment and in particular on transport in the region, up to a value of £50 billion (Rhetoric to Reality: A business agenda for the Northern Powerhouse, IPPR North, 2015)
  • The North can then start to retain the levels of productivity which we see in the rest of the country.

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"The North of England was once the economic powerhouse of Britain."

 
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