Five issues that will shape the Northern Powerhouse

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Five issues that will shape the Northern Powerhouse

Key decisions will be made shortly about transport infrastructure in what Chancellor George Osborne calls the Northern Powerhouse. But what will it mean in reality?

George Osborne first spoke of creating a "Northern Powerhouse" - an economic success story in the north of England to rival London - in 2014. But the concept will finally begin to take form over the next few weeks when the quango Transport for the North publishes its report on regional transport priorities. The government"s National Infrastructure Commission will make its recommendations too.

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