NP11 Chair responds to new joint ministerial role for Northern Powerhouse Minister

A fully empowered and connected North has all the ingredients to become a second economic powerhouse for the UK that can compete globally alongside London and the South East

Responding to the announcement of a new, joint ministerial role for Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11, said:

“Boosting the Northern Powerhouse Minister’s role is good news.

“A fully empowered and connected North has all the ingredients to become a second economic powerhouse for the UK that can compete globally alongside London and the South East. Ensuring a joined-up approach across government to address these issues and unlock the investment we need to realise the North’s massive economic potential is critical to national prosperity after Brexit.

“I’m pleased to see the Minister reiterate his commitment to deep and meaningful partnerships between Government, communities and businesses in the North. The NP11 has a unique part to play in bringing all of these partners together, and I look forward to continuing working with the Minister in his strengthened role to ensure the Government’s strategy and spending plans reflect the North’s ambitions.”

07 Jun 2019