The Northern Powerhouse – what is phase two?

THE NORTHERN Powerhouse is about more than devolution deals and transport links - "phase two" will focus on the north's skills gap.

That's according to Treasury minister Lord O'Neill who said that a second phase will address the interplay between education, skills and business.

"If we cannot change the skills and attainment of our young people it still won't work," the Tory peer said.

Speaking at the Northern Powerhouse conference in Manchester he insisted that while the Government does not have a blueprint for the No... For the full story register now for free or login below...