Regional Planning and Development: North of England

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) policy objectives and (b) measurable outcomes are the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)

The objective of the Northern Powerhouse and the Government's long term economic plan is to rebalance growth across the regions and nations of the UK. Creating a Northern Powerhouse will enable the Northern Region to reach its potential as a driving force in the UK economy – adding a potential £44 billion to the Northern economy, or £1,600 per person living there (in real terms).

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