Report calling for more 'people centred' Powerhouse to be launched

The report will be launched at the House of Lords Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire/PA Images

A new report calling for a more 'people centred' emphasis for the Northern Powerhouse is to be launched later at the House of Lords.

The report 'Putting the People in the Powerhouse' sets out five main aims

  1. A more inclusive North where our diverse voices and strengths are represented

  2. A good economy that works for more people

  3. Devolution that genuinely includes local people

  4. A focus on the value of all our places

  5. More collaboration, sharing and learning together

I think with the People's Powerhouse event in Doncaster earlier this year and now the publication of this report we are really starting to change the conversation around the Northern Powerhouse. We're not saying transport and infrastructure aren't important. But we are saying that economic growth doesn't always trickle down and benefit everyone. We need a Powerhouse for all the North - not just the big cities, and one that improves life chances for people furthest from the labour market. As Andy Burnham said at our Doncaster event - it's time to open the doors to the Powerhouse and let the people in.

– Tracy Fishwick, Project Director 'People's Powerhouse'