George Osborne

Ex-Chancellor slams government over 'Northern Powerhouse'

Former Chancellor George Osborne has criticised what he says is the government's lack of action over the so-called "Northern Powerhouse".

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Mr Osborne is chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, which is calling for an extra £1bn a year to improve education funding for the most disadvantaged children.

The organisation also wants money to be spent to create a high-speed Trans-Pennine rail link from Liverpool to Hull, via Leeds and Manchester.

Mr Osborne, who's expected to attend a Northern Powerhouse conference in Leeds later, says the north of England is being held back by a paucity of vision from ministers.

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Former Chancellor George Osborne has added another role to his bulging portfolio of post-politics jobs.

The London Evening Standard editor has joined his brother’s San Francisco-based venture capital firm, according to the Financial Times.

Advising 9yards Capital is Mr Osborne's ninth job since he left the government, it says.

George Osborne lists series of regrets
Former Chancellor George Osborne admits to BBC Newsnight a series of "regrets" about his time in office.