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In brief: Powerhouse of cards?

Neil  Lee,  October 2016
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Keywords: regional disparities; Northern Powerhouse; George Osborne; infrastructure; investment; devolution

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It is not yet clear whether the UK government’s commitment to a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ will survive the change of personnel at the top. But as Neil Lee explains, the idea of seeking to reduce regional disparities via spatially targeted investment – whether focused on a single city or otherwise – raises big questions for policy.

CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn2016 pages: 27-28

This article summarises ‘Powerhouse of Cards? Understanding the “Northern Powerhouse”’ by Neil Lee, Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC/Urban Programme) Policy Paper No. 14, January 2016.