We’re looking for some tangible actions and committed spend that will address the shortfalls highlighted in the report Rhetoric to Reality: A business agenda for the Northern Powerhouse, IPPR North, 2015. We need to see a commitment to transport investment
The opportunity exists for a business-led recovery and growth in the Northern economy
We’d like to see some investment in apprenticeship schemes and similar initiatives. This will mean we have a better workforce that’s ready to increase the productivity of the whole of the UK.