Mayors and council leaders call for specific budget for the north

A group of city mayors and council leaders representing more than 15 million people in the north of England are launching a campaign for the region to have its own specific budget, as a way of spreading economic growth further around the country.

The 19 politicians, who are board members of Transport for the North (TfN), have urged the creation of a so-called northern budget, combining £7bn in spending on immediate transport infrastructure pledges and significantly more in the…
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