Northern powerhouse project

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The economy of the North of England could grow at a scale "not seen since the Victorian era of municipal

September 3, 2015

Any wise investor, entrepreneur or business leader knows that along with good ideas, capital constitutes the building blocks of economic

September 3, 2015
The government will run an auction of phone lines running alongside Britain's railway lines in a move that could raise up to £1bn.

It's been a torrid time for Britain’s railways lately. In the last six months – as many a hard-pressed City

August 12, 2015

Is the Northern Powerhouse running out of steam already?Back in March chancellor George Osborne renamed a refurbished Class 319 electric

July 21, 2015

A whopping £100bn. That’s what the digital industry contributes to the UK economy. A thriving industry and a significant driver

July 10, 2015

In his Summer Budget announcement, chancellor George Osborne made no apologies for highlighting the point that the Conservatives have boldly

July 9, 2015

Slashed travel times between northern cities will cheer commuters, as new transport body Transport for the North gives a boost

July 9, 2015

The chancellor outlined £12bn of welfare cuts, introduced new inheritance tax rules & vowed to crack down on tax avoidance. UK

July 8, 2015

George Osborne revealed the first Budget of the government, including policy changes on everything from pensions and inheritance tax to

July 8, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne promised to put the “power into the Northern Powerhouse” as he presented his Summer Budget today, presenting

July 8, 2015

Amid the deluge of news about EU reform and the Greek debt crisis, you could be forgiven for forgetting there’s

July 7, 2015

There was a shocking attack in France. In Brussels, deadlines came and went and came (again). And somewhere in social media

June 26, 2015

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