The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
Posts by James Palmer
James Palmer is Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.Follow @
We must drive this project forward. It is a vital piece of infrastructure which could allow a million new homes to be built. But we need to sort out the route.
James Palmer: Cambridgeshire is well placed to benefit from the broader international trade that Brexit will offer
Metro Mayors can play a crucial role – but a Government cave-in on leaving the customs union risks missing the potential of the global economy.
James Palmer: Solving the housing crisis needs proper infrastructure – Network Rail is holding us back
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
James Palmer: Ofsted measures academic achievement. Let’s get it measuring apprenticeship success too.
Another option would be for Ofsted to rate the school in question from “Outstanding” to “Inadequate” for its engagement and the breadth of its careers advice.
The cumbersome rules used by Network Rail cause years of unnecessary delay.
Capping the value of land adjacent to a new motorway, and recouping a charge from those who develop it, would help fund essential new roads.