The image of large swathes of the north, as a post-industrial wasteland, filled with abandoned Victorian terraces, isn’t just wrong and offensive. It’s actively dangerous.
Posts by Ben Houchen
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From South Carolina to Singapore, and from Dubai to Dalian, growth is supercharged by creating areas inside a country, which fall outside of its customs border.
The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
Shopping online will remain a popular choice. But reforming Business Rates is the best way of helping hostelries and independent retailers.
Ben Houchen: Brexit. We need Project Fearless – and it starts with freeports. Let’s kick off with one in Teesside.
Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
Our local Labour councils already charge an arm and a leg, and I will never add to that burden. Sometimes the best powers are the ones you don’t use.
Brexit will provide new opportunities for the north-east to export across the world.
Why does Labour always run the region down?