Regional devolution would unleash an industrial revolution

The potential of the Northern Powerhouse is being stymied by a government slow to hand over powers

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If the promise of the Northern Powerhouse is to be delivered, it will be built on the pillars of transport and skills.

We need a workforce with the right skills and access to a transport system that brings opportunities to people across the North of England within a realistic travelling time. These are often viewed as separate challenges but, as an organisation at the heart of efforts to turn the Northern Powerhouse into a reality, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) knows that they are intrinsically linked.

It is becoming increasingly clear that, in the absence of urgent action, ...

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