Transport spending in London still twice northern England's
Report says despite ‘northern powerhouse’ plan, gap in spending is widening
The “northern powerhouse” was the Conservatives’ big idea for closing the north-south divide and winning over sceptical voters in the north of England.
But an analysis of government figures released on Tuesday shows that in the four and a half years since the northern powerhouse agenda was set by the then chancellor, George Osborne, transport spending per person has gone up twice as much in London as in the north of England.
Source: Guardian Transport