Powering north of England growth ‘more important’ – CBI

Josh Hardie, deputy director-general of the CBI, has responded to the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, saying: “The outcome of the EU Referendum means that pressing ahead with powering economic growth across the North of England is now more important than ever.

“Indeed, delivering transport improvements, coupled with educational excellence at all ages, will be key to driving productivity increases outside London and the South East.

“The North of England’s specialist industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, energy and digital make it a great place to do business.

“Any ideas that contribute to economic growth at this critical time are welcome, and the CBI will continue to work with Transport for the North, central and local government and others to make sure prosperity advances across the whole of the UK.”

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