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Leaders across the North demand a ‘Northern Budget’ to deliver infrastructure boost


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Response: Transport for the North respond to IPPR North report

Chief Executive Barry White responds to the publication of IPPR North’s report ‘Transport Investment in the Northern Powerhouse 2019’ ...
Monday 19th August 2019

Leaders across the North demand a ‘Northern Budget’ to deliver infrastructure boost

Leaders from across the North of England have today called on the Government to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in order to deliver a boost to the region’s economic fortunes ...
Thursday 15th August 2019

‘Passenger first’ plan backed by the North’s leaders

• Northern leaders have united to enact recommendations in the Blake Jones Review • Short-term measures set to increase transparency, political oversight and introduce a ‘Passenger Promise’ • The Williams Review must consider devolution of ...
Wednesday 31st July 2019

Response: Transport for the North welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to Northern Powerhouse Rail

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today that he would be funding the Manchester – Leeds section of Northern Powerhouse Rail as part of a commitment to delivering the whole network, Barry ...
Saturday 27th July 2019
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Beyond borders: Why everybody needs good neighbours when it comes to transport investment

A thriving North not only needs reliable transport connections within the region; people and goods also have to cross borders easily and get to neighbouring parts of the UK. Senior Strategy Officer Robin ...
Tuesday 25th June 2019

Northern Powerhouse: Five years on

It’s been five years since George Osborne’s speech in Manchester coined the now often-used phrase ‘the Northern Powerhouse’. Loved and loathed in equal measures, it’s become the go ...
Friday 21st June 2019

Is freight the bass player of the transport industry?

Lucy Hudson, Lead Officer for Freight and Logistics, reflects on the importance of freight and considers if it's the bass player of the transport industry ...
Wednesday 19th June 2019

Manchester Airport: Reaching new shores

Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, spoke to the Manchester Airport Forum to outline how better connectivity to the airport could power economic growth and opportunity for the North ...
Tuesday 11th June 2019
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