Northern Powerhouse stakeholder engagement launched

Feb 10, 2017 | Latest News |

The Northern Powerhouse Strategy, launched by the Chancellor at the 2016 Autumn Statement, was a great step forward in building on the success we have already seen in the North. For the first time the Strategy set out the government’s priorities for building the Northern Powerhouse and the steps we are taking to deliver our ambitious vision for the North.

Government alone cannot achieve our ambition for the North. The Northern Powerhouse Strategy made it clear that its publication would mark the beginning of a wider conversation with those who know the North best, to understand what more that government – both local and national – and others can do to deliver the Northern Powerhouse.

To support this, we will be undertaking a series of stakeholder engagements on the Northern Powerhouse to help us consider what more can be done to unleash the North’s economic potential. These will run alongside and complement the Industrial Strategy consultation exercise that was announced on Monday 23 January 2017.

We welcome views from stakeholders across the North. Our aim is to collect a comprehensive evidence base of priorities for the future of the Northern Powerhouse based on the policy parameters set out in the Northern Powerhouse Strategy: (1) connectivity, (2) education and skills, (3) enterprise and innovation, and (4) trade and investment.

This will give us, for the first time, a clear ‘pan-Northern view’ to help inform future Northern Powerhouse policy developments.

Further details of our planned stakeholder events will be provided to stakeholders in due course. This will include a Northern Powerhouse Partners event to ensure all our official partners have the opportunity to contribute their views.

We are also keen to hear views from individuals and businesses based in the Northern Powerhouse, so please forward any ideas you have using this template to:

northernpowerhouse@beis.gov.uk

or to the following postal address:

Northern Powerhouse Team, Cities and Local Growth Unit, Third Floor, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

Responses should be submitted no later than 17 April 2017.