'Northern powerhouse' is smoke and mirrors, claim Lib Dems

'Northern powerhouse' is smoke and mirrors, claim Lib Dems

Report argues George Osborne’s project is a disguise for local government cuts which additional funding will not counterract

George Osborne’s “northern powerhouse” plan to rebalance the UK economy away from London and to the north of England has been dismissed as “smoke and mirrors”.

A new report by the Liberal Democrats argues that without real investment, the northern powerhouse is just a buzzword that is stronger on rhetoric than substance.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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