Following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement in 2015 that his government planned to foster a ‘northern powerhouse’ in the North of England, this event examines the key issues and organisations involved in this initiative, and the implications for cities such as Manchester.
The Northern Powerhouse agenda raises questions, in terms of devolution, regional and national governance, regeneration, and the role of public services, the voluntary sector, businesses and communities in these areas. For example, would harnessing the economic strength of cities such as Manchester increase regional power, or would this simply strengthen existing inequalities? What would the role for communities be in the potential economic development of these areas? Does the northern powerhouse have implications for governance nationally, and might it hasten an English Parliament, as well as the advent of devolution in areas across the North of England?
10am – 12 noon Devo Manc discussion with MMU Public Services Group Staff
12 noon lunch
1pm – 3pm student workshops
Workshops are open to all levels and with invitations to public services A level, Foundation and HND students.
This event is hosted and convened by the Public Services Group at Manchester Metropolitan University
For further information contact Dr Rory Shand – firstname.lastname@example.org