Nearly a year ago George Osborne delivered his inaugural 'Northern Powerhouse' speech in the beffiting surroundings of Manchester's Science and Industry Museum. The Chancellor called for the great cities of the North to come together in order to address the economic imbalance of overdependence on the south. With large swathes of investment designated for northern projects, devolved fiscal powers and elected mayors promised, just how much momentum has the Northern Powerhouse gained?

The timeline below curates the significant events, speeches and reports of the last 18 months on the way to delivering the concept of a Northern Powerhouse to the north of England.

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