Rebalancing the economy: Transport and the Northern Powerhouse

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In our supplement written in association with the Business Desk, we discuss the government’s strategy for rebalancing the economy, the importance of transport and connectivity to the prosperity of the North and the devolution deals that are developing across the region.

There are contributions and video interviews from some of the key figures on this agenda, including: Martin Capstick, Director of Northern Transport Strategy for the Department for Transport; Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of Humber LEP; Chris Murray, the Director of Core Cities Group; and Dave Newton, Transport Strategy Director for Transport for Greater Manchester.

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The rebalancing of the economy is a national agenda aimed at driving growth for the UK as a whole.

In addition to the Northern Powerhouse event we hosted in Manchester, we’ll be hosting a ‘Midlands Engine’ event in Birmingham in June along with more Northern Powerhouse events in Newcastle and Leeds with our partner the Business Services Association.



Register your interest in our Transport and the Regional Powerhouse seminars

DWF and the Business Services Association will be hosting a series of seminars across the North throughout 2016 to discuss the transport and infrastructure issues that lie at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse agenda. We will also be hosting a seminar in Birmingham on the challenges facing the ‘Midlands Engine'.

If you are interested in joining us at any of these events, please register here