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Northern Powerhouse Perspective – what it is, how it’s working and what success means

The Northern Powerhouse was launched in June 2014 by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. At the time, he described the cities of the North as “individually strong, but collectively not strong enough. The whole is less than the sum of its parts.”
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Two key failings of the Standard Method for calculating housing need

One of the challenges the government has identified in tackling the housing crisis is the way in which councils determine how many homes they need to build. In an effort to address that, the government is currently consulting on a new “Standard Method” for calculating housing need. This post explains what is proposed, and identifies […]
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