Consultation outcome

Northern Futures

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This draft communiqué summarises the common themes that emerged in response to the Northern Futures consultation. It also sets out a blueprint for growth for debate at the Northern Futures Summit on November 6 2014.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


The Northern Futures project asked for people's views on boosting the economy in the north of England.

Consultation description

The government is asking for people’s ideas and thoughts in response to the following question:

“How do we build on the strengths in the north to create an economic core in the heart of the region that can compete with the biggest cities and regions in the world?”

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the call for ideas on 4 July 2014 during a speech in Leeds.

The Northern Futures Summit will take place on 6 November 2014 to debate some of the themes that have emerged.

You can also follow Northern Futures on Twitter at @North_Futures or use #NorthernFutures.