Westminster Social Policy Forum

Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and economic growth

TO BE PUBLISHED November 2018

This seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to assess next steps for the Northern Powerhouse, and for supporting regional growth across the North of England.

It will be an opportunity to discuss key themes emerging from the Transport for the North (TfN) consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North on transport connectivity and economic growth including strategic development corridors, a long term rail strategy, a new system of integrated and smart travel, and major road network improvements. The seminar will also be an opportunity to discuss the allocation of the £400 million of extra transport funding, which includes £100 million towards local road schemes to reduce congestion and £300 million of funding for Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Delegates will also discuss the initial impact of the introduction of Metro Mayors in the region, as well as the future for governance in the Powerhouse as government enters into discussions with the Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley to explore scope for further devolution, and with the Sheffield City Region electing its first Metro Mayor.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Social Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates