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Later today (12 September 2014) he will speak at an event hosted by IPPR North in Sheffield, where he will set out his vision. The speech follows the launch of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Northern Futures project in July – a call for ideas on ways to create an economic hub in the north of England.
The Northern Futures project is a new approach to policy-making. Rather than decisions just being made by politicians and civil servants in Whitehall, Nick Clegg is asking the people who live and work in the North to play a more active role and put forward their ideas.