The Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse: Unlocking economic growth

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

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

The North of England was once the economic powerhouse of Britain. Each of the regions and major cities which make up the North retain huge economic strength, as well as a history and culture. But in our changing world size really does matter. Megacities of 10 million will become commonplace. Cities and regions will thrive only if they can attract a huge diversity of people into a melting pot of talent – developing ideas, innovating in the production of goods, inventing new services, leading the knowledge economy. The North of England will be in the premier league of global economies, but only if it looks, feels, operates and believes it is ‘one economy, one North’.

Hear our views on the Northern Powerhouse from the case for business and rebalancing the UK economy to the commitment needed from the Spending Review.

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Chris Hearld

Chris is chairman of KPMG's Northern Region and Senior Partner of the Leeds office.

 
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RICHARD THRELFALL

Richard is UK Sector Head for Infrastructure, Building and Construction and Head of the Energy and Infrastructure group within Deal Advisory.

 
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REALISING THE POTENTIAL - JONATHAN HOLT

“An example of how the Northern Powerhouse could be a success and what can be achieved if we get it right."

 
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NORTHERN POWERHOUSE - COMBINING THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

"We've calculated that the northern economy is worth £289 billion, that's twice the size of the Scottish economy."

 
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WILL THE SPENDING REVIEW DELIVER?

"The opportunity exists for a business-led recovery and growth in the Northern economy"

 
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THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE NEEDS A COMMITMENT TO CAPITAL SPENDING

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

 
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ACTION IS NOW PARAMOUNT FOR THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

"The critical success factor to make the Northern Powerhouse a reality is simply action."

 
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NORTHERN POWERHOUSE - THE CASE FOR BUSINESS

"The Northern Powerhouse is important because it’s not just a driver for growth in the North, but for the UK as a whole."

 
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NORTHERN POWERHOUSE - REBALANCING THE UK ECONOMY

"If the UK is to remain competitive in a global economy, it can only do that if it operates as an economic whole "

 
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INVEST IN THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

"We’d like to see from the Spending Review a real commitment from the Chancellor to invest in the Northern Powerhouse "

 
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