Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse is a co-ordinated group of regional authorities, businesses and academic institutions, including Greater Manchester, established by George Osborne when he was Chancellor. Its purpose is to boosting the local economy by initiating and attracting investing in skills, innovation, transport and culture. It has seen the devolution of significant powers and budgets to directly elected mayors, to enable decisions in the North to be made by the North and right across the North, giving its cities the power and resources they need to reach their huge untapped potential.