As part of the five-point plan revealed during the Budget 2016, George Osborne has promised a “radical devolution of power” that will see regions such as Scotland, Wales and the Northern Powerhouse issued with new mayors, enterprise zones, tax cuts and more.
In his comprehensive Spending Review in November, chancellor George Osborne confirmed details about the government’s vision for regional devolution in England. Following the stream of devolution deals struck in the run-up to the review – including those for Sheffield City Region, the North East and the West Midlands – he revealed that a number of other deals were progressing at a steady pace.
Two-thirds of Brits have never heard of, or know almost nothing about, chancellor George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse, according to a survey commissioned by the BBC.
The Local Government Association has revealed it can fix poor broadband coverage and ramp up business skills.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised to put the “power into the Northern Powerhouse”, by devolving further powers to Manchester and investing in transport.