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Deborah McLaughlin presents at Westminster Social Policy Forum

21st April 2017

With the Government’s Industrial Strategy outlining new funding for the Northern Powerhouse, delegates at this seminar will consider the next steps for supporting regional growth in the North of England.

It will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the accountability of Mayor-led city regions - as well as options for their structures and roles in different areas of the country, including the devolution of powers over transport, housing, planning and skills throughout the four devolution deals that have been agreed across the North of England in Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Tees Valley and Liverpool.

Deborah McLaughlin, Head of Housing Delivery and Strategy, is a confirmed speaker for the Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: The future of the Northern Powerhouse and the next steps for regional development on Friday 21 April. The conference begins at 8:30am in Central Manchester.

Deborah will be part of a panel discussion at 11:00am; she will be discussing "Priorities for financing and developing infrastructure for regional growth in the North of England". Other members of the panel are:

  • Hailing Yu, China Business Advisor to the Northern Powerhouse, China-Britain Business Council
  • Rob Mukherjee, Head of North West Regional Business, Vodafone
  • Grant Peggie, Director, Venture Capital Solutions, British Business Bank
  • Paul Massey, General Counsel, Crowdcube

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