Northern Powerhouse a ‘reality’ for Osborne

IT’S not yet been two years since George Osborne first uttered the now ubiquitous phrase ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

It was heavily leaned on in his Budget today, with Osborne saying that over half of the population of the Northern Powerhouse will be able to elect a mayor accountable to them next year.

Moreover, he announced that devolution arrangements evolve and grow stronger with the transferal of new powers over the criminal justice system to Greater Manchester, as well as supporting the estab... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...