What is the North

It’s just that it seems to be a generic term where govt funding is concerned and it’s incredibly vague like we’re all some homogeneous blob just out side of London

as the south east is always separated and quantified as such as they never say the “south”.

So just over 2 billion allocated to this ambiguous north ???
I thought the north was anything above the imaginary diagonal line Chester across to Scunthorpe west to east.
Midlands is from that line - Chester across to Scunny line down to next diagonal line Boston across to Bristol, below that is the south.