Westminster Social Policy Forum

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

November 2018

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

Delegates discussed the Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan; including priorities for the road network, developing corridors across the north and improving intra-city connectivity, as well as future investments in the rail network, improving journey times, and partnership working to improve transport.

Attendees also discussed the future for growth and innovation in the region, and the role that universities can play in the Powerhouse, as well as spreading growth across the north.

Further areas of discussion included measures to drive local and international investment in the Northern Powerhouse, the future for governance following the formation of the NP11 group, and how the north can develop as a creative and cultural hub.

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