Published: 28th Jun 2019

A parliamentary select committee is to kick off a new inquiry by asking if the North is getting a fair deal in terms of investment and economic growth. The cross-party business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee starts an inquiry into investment and growth across the UK with a special hearing on 3 July, concentrating on the North. Among those due to appear are the director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Dr Henri Murison and the chief operating office of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, James Farrar. The session will look at how businesses attract finance and investment, the role of EU structural funds in supporting regional growth, and the likely effectiveness of new government measures, such as the Stronger Towns Fund and Shared Prosperity Fund, in providing support for growth in the north. Future sessions, will examine similar issues in different regions. Earlier this month, the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)