Chancellor George Osborne will today set out the government’s vision for a northern economic powerhouse.
He will be in Manchester to hear proposals for a £15 billion plan to improve the future of the northern economy in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield over the next 15 years.
Mr Osborne is expected to say: "Today I give you this personal commitment. Work with me over the coming months and together we will make a reality of the plan I've set out for the Northern Powerhouse.
“I'm ready to commit new money, new infrastructure, new transport and new science. And real new civic power too."
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