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Powering Up The North

The government wants an infrastructure revolution in the north of England. David Aaronovitch asks what's required to improve transport networks and reduce economic disparity.

The government wants an infrastructure revolution in the north of England. David Aaronovitch looks at whether improving transport networks could reduce economic differences between the north and south. He talks to experts about how the Treasury judges whether a project value for money. And he considers which projects might be the best ones to pursue and whether we have the necessary skills to deliver them.

Contributors

Geraldine Scott, The Yorkshire Post

Alasdair Reisner, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)

Dr Marianne Sensier, University of Manchester

Tom Forth, Open Data Institute, Leeds

Paul Swinney, The Centre for Cities

Producers: Rosamund Jones, Jordan Dunbar, Kirsteen Knight
Editor: Jasper Corbett

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