Business leaders call on PM to kick-start devolution, and Northern Powerhouse
Northern business leaders have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to kick-start the devolution process to reinvigorate the Northern Powerhouse.
One hundred business leaders, from organisations such as property giant Bruntowood, Associated British Ports, Manchester City FC and Siemens, signed the 'Devo 100' letter.
They want powers to transfer from Whitehall to elected mayors and local leaders which, they say, will energise the economic vision of the Northern Powerhouse which was promoted by former Chancellor George Osborne.
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