Published: 6th Dec 2017

People and communities should be at the heart of the northern powerhouse agenda, according to a report to be launched later today in the House of Lords. Published by the People’s Powerhouse movement, it sets out an alternative vision of a north that works for everyone. Its five ‘pillars of change’ include a good economy that works for more people, a focus on the value of all places in the north and a devolution process that ‘genuinely includes local people’. ‘Despite the fact that many places in the north are experiencing economic growth, the people who live in and around growth areas do not necessarily experience the benefits in their everyday lives,’ the report says. It calls for the development of an ‘inclusion kitemark’ which could be awarded to organisations who ‘walk the talk’ and actively pursue more inclusive approaches. Speaking to New Start ahead of the report’s publication, one … (To read the full article, subscribe below)